On Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 2:50 PM, Michael J Gruber
<g...@drmicha.warpmail.net> wrote:
> vishwajeet singh venit, vidit, dixit 31.07.2012 11:04:
>> On Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 2:17 PM, Michael J Gruber
>> <g...@drmicha.warpmail.net> wrote:
>>> vishwajeet singh venit, vidit, dixit 31.07.2012 05:19:
>>>> On Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 8:40 AM, Konstantin Khomoutov
>>>> <kostix+...@007spb.ru> wrote:
>>>>> On Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 08:36:07AM +0530, vishwajeet singh wrote:
>>>>>> Just wanted to know the difference between smart http and ssh and in
>>>>>> what scenarios we need them
>>>>>> I am setting up a git server,  can I just do with smart http support
>>>>>> or I need to enable the ssh support to use git effectively.
>>>>>> As I understand github provides both the protocols, what's the reason
>>>>>> for supporting both protocols.
>>>>> http://git-scm.com/book/en/Git-on-the-Server-The-Protocols
>>>>> http://git-scm.com/2010/03/04/smart-http.html
>>>> Thanks for the links, I have already gone through those links, was
>>>> looking from implementation perspective do I really need to support
>>>> both protocols on my server or I can just do with smart http and
>>>> what's the preferred way of doing it smart http or ssh
>>> You need to provide what your users demand ;)
>>> Seriously, this is why GitHub and other providers offer both. Not only
>>> are some users more comfortable with one protocol or the other (Win
>>> users don't prefer ssh generally) but some might be able to use only one
>>> because of firewalls or corporate rules.
>>> From the server perspective, the setup is completely different, of
>>> course. Do you have shell accounts already which you want to reuse for
>>> ssh+git? Do you prefer setting up a special purpose shell account
>>> (gitosis/gitolite) or setting up a web server with authentication?
>> I already have server setup with smart http backend, was just
>> wondering if my users would really need ssh support or not and I agree
>> to your point it should be based on user demand.
>> While going through the git book I encountered a very tall claim about
>> smart http
>> " I think this will become the standard Git protocol in the very near
>> future. I believe this because it's both efficient and can be run
>> either secure and authenticated (https) or open and unauthenticated
>> (http). It also has the huge advantage that most firewalls have those
>> ports (80 and 443) open already and normal users don't have to deal
>> with ssh-keygen and the like. Once most clients have updated to at
>> least v1.6.6, http will have a big place in the Git world."
>> http://git-scm.com/2010/03/04/smart-http.html
>> Just based on above comment in book I thought if smart http is way to
>> go for future why to take hassle of setting up ssh.
> There is no need to set up ssh if smart http does the job for you. I
> don't think it makes a difference performance-wise on the server
> (upload-pack vs. http-backend) but others are more proficient in this area.
> I'm sure ssh+git is there to stay, it is just ordinary anonymous git
> protocol tunneled through ssh. So, it's as future-proof as git is.
>> I was planning to use gitosis as I have python background and code
>> looks not being maintained from quite sometime, which worries me a
>> bit, I stumbled upon gitomatic
>> https://github.com/jorgeecardona/gitomatic, has anyone any prior
>> experience
> No idea about gitomatic. It looks a bit like "gitolite in python"
> (alpha) but doesn't say much about it's ancestry.
> There's also gitolite which is actively maintained and used. Basically,
> it's "gitosis in perl". Sitaram, forgive me ;)

oh that's quite alright.  People forget that gitolite was, for the
first 3 days of its life, called "gitosis-lite" :)

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