Memcached socket file usage is undocumented
|Reported by:||Daniel D. Beck||Owned by:||nobody|
|Cc:||Triage Stage:||Ready for checkin|
|Has patch:||yes||Needs documentation:||no|
|Needs tests:||no||Patch needs improvement:||no|
The Memcached docs do not describe how to use
CACHES with Memcached and a Unix socket file. The most Google-able instructions, found in ticket #10168, do not apply the Django 1.3+ method of configuring caches.
Such docs would be particularly useful to users in shared hosting environments, since Memcached does not provide any kind of authentication. With socket file permissions, such users can protect their instance of memcached from unauthorized use.
Attached, you'll find my proposed addition to the docs to make this usage more discoverable.