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Re: file:/// access in book ch02

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2005-04-21 23:10:20 CEST

Simon Large wrote:
> Hi folks,
> Ch02.xml, Line 383 and following reads:
> <para>For the most part, Subversion's URLs use the standard
> syntax, allowing for server names and port numbers to be
> specified as part of the URL. Remember that the
> <literal>file:</literal> access method is valid only for
> local repositories&mdash;in fact, in
> accordance with convention, the server name portion of the
> URL is required to be either absent or
> <literal>localhost</literal>:</para>
> With FSFS this is no longer true, certainly on Windows. You can specify
> a UNC path to another machine in the form:
> file:///\servername/sharename/path/to/repos

Eek. I'm pretty certain that that is a fluke in the way the code came
together, not a deliberate design decision of any kind whatsoever!


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