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metacat_additions.tar.gz, MetacatGsiClient.java, bbaker_diff_metacat.txt and  bbaker_diff_utilities.txt files came from Bill Baker at UIUC. His work is part of effort on Pilot project. Baker's work focused on making Metacat support HTTPS+GSI (Grid Security Infrastructure) POST. 
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Here are the emails from Baker:
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---------- Forwarded message ----------
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Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2005 14:42:28 -0500
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From: Bill Baker <bbaker@ncsa.uiuc.edu>
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To: Jing Tao <tao@nceas.ucsb.edu>
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Cc: Matt Jones <jones@nceas.ucsb.edu>, Saurabh Garg <sgarg@nceas.ucsb.edu>,
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    Von Welch <vwelch@ncsa.uiuc.edu>, mfreemon@ncsa.uiuc.edu
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Subject: Re: Notes for Metacat Call
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I just found a way to simplify the HTTPS+GSI protocol handling in Java, while I was writing some documentation -- I'm surprised I didn't see it before,
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because it's just the use of a different URL constructor.  As a bonus, it should eliminate the compile dependency on JGlobus JARs.
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The change is:
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(1) delete the class edu.ucsb.nceas.protocols.httpg -- it
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    is no longer necesary
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(2) update MetacatGSIClient.java (attached)
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I tested it out in the LTER grid pilot project app and ran some unit tests, and it seems to work fine.
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-- Bill
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At 14:19 2005-10-06, Bill Baker wrote:
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Here, finally, are my Metacat diffs.  I've included three files:
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   bbaker_diff_metacat.txt -- a cvs diff of the metacat module
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   bbaker_diff_utilities.txt -- a cvs diff of the utilities module
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   metacat_additions.tar.gz -- the files that I have added to metacat,in the directories where they belong in the metacat module
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As for our unit tests, the easiest way to get them is probably to download from CVS, at :pserver:anonymous@cvs.ncsa.uiuc.edu/CVS/grids -- check out
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the LTERPilotApp module, which has classes MetacatTest, which has GSI login tests and some simple queries with GSI authentication, and
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MetacatQueryTest, which does more complex querying.
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You may also find the metacat CVS module helpful -- it has our changes and a few extra Ant scripts for easy Metacat deployment in our particular
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configuration, as seen on Roadrunner.
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Bill Baker wrote:
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An update on the Metacat patches that I'm working on:
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I'm working on getting some changes into JGlobus to support HTTPS+GSI POST (it only supported GET before), including new support for streaming
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data -- my previous additions to it buffered the entire POST in memory before transmitting.  Once I finish with that, I plan to package up the
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Metacat changes and send them to you.
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I have a question: unit tests.  We wrote some unit tests for the LTER Grid pilot project that covered HTTPS+GSI, but they are outside of the
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Metacat unit testing framework.  They only tested logging in and querying over HTTPS+GSI -- not harvesting or any of the update/delete
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operations. I'll include those tests when I send you my diffs.  Do you think you'll want to work them into Metacat's unit tests?
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-- Bill
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