I'm guessing that AJ's solution is the best to implement. What I did to solve this problem is simply create a few crons on the server that each do a mechanize (http://wwwsearch.sourceforge.net/mechanize/) http call to a specific location in Zope which basically acts as a private API: when called, it executes a function that triggers whatever needs to happen. I hard-coded a check that the source IP must be the specific internal address of the server Zope runs on. That way I know that the functions can't be called from the outside.
Not the best solution, and I wouldn't really recommend it to someone else, but it's easy and it works for me. - Thibaud On Mon, Feb 16, 2009 at 12:50 PM, Thierry Florac <thierry.flo...@onf.fr>wrote: > Le lundi 16 février 2009 à 16:59 +0100, Marco Bizzarri a écrit : > > Hi all. > > > > A little of background, before. > > > > I need to run some tasks, inside a zope environment, in a periodic > > way. Even though I could resort to using cron and wget, I do not like > > the solution too much, also because it requires me to rely on > > something completly external to the application to schedule the task > > itsel (I need to update the cron to change how often a job is run... > > ). > > > > > > Now, I can see I can run a task using zopectl run + a script. My > > script would therefore be something like: > > > > while True: > > do something > > sleep(for sometime) > > > > > > of course, there are dozen of ways to write this in a better way, but > > that is not the problem. My problem is understanding if it is possible > > to run such a script via the zdaemon. Can anyone shred some light on > > this topic? > > > Hi, > > I don't know if it's the best way, but I've implemented a "cron like" > task base class for my Zope-2.9 instance, which : > - is thread based > - can launch operations in a "cron like" way > - can act as the user of your choice. > > It doesn't actually provide any user interface to define task > scheduling, but the main base class could probably be used as a good > starting point ; at least, it works ;-). > I can send you the source code on request... > > > Thierry Florac > -- > Chef de projet intranet/internet > Office National des Forêts - Département Informatique > 2, Avenue de Saint-Mandé > 75570 PARIS Cedex 12 > Mél : thierry.flo...@onf.fr > Tél. : +33 01.40.19.59.64 > Fax. : +33 01.40.19.59.85 > > _______________________________________________ > Zope maillist - Zope@zope.org > http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope > ** No cross posts or HTML encoding! ** > (Related lists - > http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-announce > http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-dev ) >
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