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[Gnu-arch-users] Re: RFC: arch protocol, smart server, and tla implement

From: Warren Turkal
Subject: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: RFC: arch protocol, smart server, and tla implementation prototypes
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2004 07:15:24 -0600
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Jan Hudec wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 30, 2004 at 18:09:16 -0500, Colin Walters wrote:
>> On Fri, 2004-01-30 at 17:45, Scott Parish wrote:
>> > On Fri, Jan 30, 2004 at 10:33:11PM +0000, Andrew Suffield wrote:
>> > 
>> > > Using ssh for anonymous access is nuts.
>> > 
>> > So is another protocol that end users are going to have to worry about
>> > getting through firewalls (both ways).
>> I intend to support a Subversion-like arch+ssh:// protocol, which is
>> basically just the arch protocol tunneled over ssh.  The client just
>> execs "archd --client" on the server, which speaks over a unix domain
>> socket to the real server.  You can do authentication by grabbing the
>> credentials from the socket.
>> If you don't want to give them shell accounts, you could just set their
>> shell to a tiny C program which cleans the environment and runs "archd
>> --client".
> It does not even need to do that -- sshd's environment is quite clean
> and there will be no shell to pollute it (the command it execed directly
> by sshd).

It would be pretty cool if webdav were supported like subversion. Double
points if you make one compatible with the subversion client :-P .

Warren Turkal
President, GOLUM, Inc.

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