Dear diary, on Sat, Aug 13, 2005 at 04:12:26AM CEST, I got a letter
where Linus Torvalds <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> told me that...
> On Sat, 13 Aug 2005, Petr Baudis wrote:
> > 
> >   Anyway, clone-pack is a clear winner for networks (but someone should
> > re-check that, especially compared to rsync, wrt. server-side file
> > caching); really cool fast, but not very practical for anonymous access.
> git-daemon is for the anonymous access case, either started from inetd 
> (or any other external "listen to port, exec service" thing), or with the 
> built-in listening stuff.
> It uses exactly the same protocol and logic as the regular ssh clone-pack 
> thing, except it doesn't authenticate the remote end: it only checks that 
> the local end is accepting anonymous pulls by checking whether there is a 
> "git-daemon-export-ok" file in the git directory.
> In my tests, the git daemon was noticeably faster than ssh, if only 
> because the authentication actually tends to be a big part of the overhead 
> in small pulls.

Oh. Sounds nice, are there plans to run this on too? (So far,
90% of my GIT network activity happens with; the rest is with
my notebook, and I want to keep that ssh.)

BTW, is the pack protocol flexible enough to be extended to support
pushing? That would be great as well. You might suggest just using ssh,
but that (i) requires you to be root on the machine to add new users
(ii) consequently adds administrative burden (iii) isn't easy to set up
so that the user has no shell access, shall you want to restrict that.

> [ Hey. There's a deer outside my window eating our roses again. Cute ]

Oh, it must be nice in Oregon. I can't imagine anything like that to
happen in Czechia unless you live at a solitude or in some lonely tiny

                                Petr "Pasky" Baudis
If you want the holes in your knowledge showing up try teaching
someone.  -- Alan Cox
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