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Re: ra_svn tunneling URL syntax

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2002-12-04 18:06:07 CET

Philip Martin wrote:

>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.

i seem to recall that in one of the discussions about ra_pipe, there was
some discussion about how to put this kind of data in the config files.
 personally, i'd find it MUCH more convenient than an environment
variable. does anyone remember what the proposed syntax for this sort
of thing was?


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