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Re: ???guix publish??? as a content-addressed file server

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: ???guix publish??? as a content-addressed file server
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:45:12 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.5 (gnu/linux)

John Darrington <address@hidden> skribis:

> It sounds like a usefull capability.
> But presumably it depends on your localhost having a TCP/IP stack
> and a http server installed.

You need an OS with a TCP/IP stack, but ‘guix publish’ is the web server
(it uses the web server that is part of Guile.)

> It would be better if it could just use a socket or even just the filesystem.

It’s meant as a way to download sources remotely, so HTTP seems well
suited, especially since it usually passes firewalls.


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