This might be of interest to those who showed interest in
remote encryption of Git repositories.

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Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2013 19:19:39 +0100
From: Ulrik Sverdrup <>
Subject: Announcement of git-remote-gcrypt (A custom encrypted remote format)


git-remote-gcrypt is a remote helper for git that (ab)uses this format
to make it possible to push, pull and clone directly to and from a
custom encrypted repository format. Available from::

It is relatively simple, and hopefully the protocol is sound and
secure; it uses GPG and allows multiple participants to possibly
collaborate using an untrusted and even public host. The git-on-git
backend is experimental and probably buggy, but it works.

The format intentionally targets mainly dumb hosts such as various
bulk storage providers and therefore there is nothing smart about the
protocol; when fetching we can do no better than downloading every new

I hope it interests someone, and maybe it even reaches the target of
being both usable and secure. It also helps me if you point out
if/how/why it is broken(!).


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