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Re: [Savannah-users] git "smart http" protocol

From: Sylvain Beucler
Subject: Re: [Savannah-users] git "smart http" protocol
Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2010 08:09:47 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 11:44:56AM +0900, Miles Bader wrote:
> Hi, I'm wondering:  are any plans to support the (relatively new) git
> "smart-http" protocol on savannah...?
> [Basically it allows git to pull over http: _much_ more quickly than the
> old slow git http: protocol, and I think it's backward compatible (old
> clients that don't know about the new smart http protocol can still use
> the old slow-git-http protocol).  Also it can handle pushing etc over
> http.
> The http: protocol is important in general because it's easier to get
> through nasty corporate firewalls etc.]
> Here's a web-page I found that talks about supporting it:

I didn't know about it.

This sounds like a good idea for read-only access.  It seems to be
possible to keep the current behavior while enabling
'git-http-backend', we could do that.

For commit access, I dislike granting Apache write access to all
repositories, because in that case any flaw in
Apache/Gitweb/CGit/etc. would allow the attacker to corrupt any
Savannah repositories.


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