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Re: Adding LAN support to Subversion

From: Jens B. Jorgensen <jens.jorgensen_at_tallan.com>
Date: 2003-11-01 20:41:02 CET

Branko ─îibej wrote:

>Jens B. Jorgensen wrote:
>
>
>>What about adapting ra_svn so that it runs over Windows Named Pipes
>>(ra_svnnp?) rather than tcp/ip sockets. This should make it work like
>>SMB/etc. work and if those work on your network then that should too.
>>I've done a little with named pipes in the past and they seem to be
>>not that hard to deal with.
>>
>>
>
>Think again. You'd still have to install a server somewhere, and that's
>exactly what people want to avoid. Besides, named pipes perform very
>badly under heavy loads or large transfers, tending to loose data.
>
>Not to mention that SMB runs over TCP/IP sockets (ports 138 and 139) and
>so do named pipes.
>
>
Ok, makes sense. I guess I figured if they could do file sharing then
that traffic must have been permitted by their network policies. I
didn't know about the performance characteristics of named pipes and
that would certainly be an issue. Granted a server would have to be run
but if there's one machine that's serving the files anyway I guess I
didn't see the mere fact of running a server being an issue. I did read
the thread but I guess I glossed over this point. Well, it was a thought.

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