Update Databases from Webserver

Peter Risdon peter at circlesquared.com
Tue Sep 7 12:14:08 PDT 2004

FreeBSD Mail Lists wrote:
> Peter, Thanks for your response. In response to
>> You don't say why you'd want to do this. If you want to allow
>> customers of an e-commerce site to avoid repeating their details
>> whenever they want to buy, perhaps consider basing the payment
>> backend around PayPal. The need for users to authenticate in order
>> to make a payment hasn't brought e-Bay to its knees.
> Pretty much the end result would be Amazon like with the customer
> being able to choose a previously used card.  Is this possible
> without storing credit card numbers or using paypal?

Well, yes, this is a convenience. But there's a very good reason why you
only find this at very big online retailers like Amazon: It's a biggie. 
All the replies you had that I've seen point this out one way or another.


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