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Re: ra_svn tunneling URL syntax

From: Philip Martin <philip_at_codematters.co.uk>
Date: 2002-12-04 18:01:57 CET

Greg Hudson <ghudson@MIT.EDU> writes:

> With any luck, I should find some time this evening to finish and test
> the code for tunneling ra_svn over an external agent. But I need to
> pick a URL syntax to communicate to the client "ra_svn tunneled over
> an external agent" as opposed to regular ra_svn over TCP.
> I'm pretty sure I don't want to encode the external agent command in
> the URL. The agent might be something like "ssh -l ghudson -o
> Compression=yes" which doesn't sit nicely in a URL. So the agent will
> come from an environment variable SVN_TUNNEL_AGENT (or SVN_RSH or
> something else if people feel strongly), so all we need in the URL
> syntax is one bit.

I'm not sure I really understand all the terms here, so the following
may be meaningless :)

Is the "external agent" comparable to a proxy for a normal http URL?
If so, can you simply add the agent to the .subversion/servers file?
Then, since it is possible to specify whether a proxy/agent is used
for any given machine, you may not need a second form of the URL at
all. In addition I can use different agents for connections to
different machines, something that is inconvenient to do with an
environment variable.

Philip Martin
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Received on Wed Dec 4 18:02:54 2002

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