[Phpmyadmin-devel] Re: Registration / Installationstatisitics

Sebastian Mendel lists at sebastianmendel.de
Thu Oct 13 08:02:05 CEST 2005

Michal Čihař wrote:
> Hi
> On Thu 13. 10. 2005 12:24, Sebastian Mendel wrote:
>> how about add an 'Registration' in main.php which leads to local
>> registration form
> People don't like registrations, I'm not sure whether effort invested 
> into this will return in any positive value.
>> this form could collect, of course after explaining and asking for
>> permission:
>>   - number of servers/databases/tables handled with this installation
> number of servers is configuration, however rest are dynamic values 
> changing quite a lot over time

you are right, ...

>>   - currently installed versions of PHP, PMA, MySQL
>>   - used extension mysql, mysqli
>>   - changed configuration (different from default)
>>   - used theme
> this is per user settings, doesn't make much sense to collect it

oh, of course per user settings not ...

>>   - registration information (email, name, company, ... )
>>   - hash of installation path (as unique id for installation)
>>   - hash of server connection string (as unique id for servers)
>>   - a free textfield for additional comments
>> this can be stored local, or at least a hash over all, to recognize
>> changes and update registration
> stored where? in pmadb? this is currently only place where you can save 
> anything, but it is not enabled on most installations

or just in a file (just test for write privilelgs, if not no error)

>>   - send security alerts on specific versions
> You can't handle this as vendors often backport security patches, so you 
> don't know whether version user has installed is really vulnerable.

alerts only on first time to 'registered' users with this version to 
given email adress - when the security alert comes the first the vendors 
will mostly not have applied any patch adressing this issue

Sebastian Mendel

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