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Re: [PROPOSAL] Proxy support for svn://

From: Jon Bendtsen <jon.bendtsen_at_laerdal.dk>
Date: 2005-08-24 14:41:14 CEST

Den 24. aug 2005 kl. 13:35 skrev David Anderson:

> Jon Bendtsen wrote:
>> I think that i miss a section in your text about regular HTTP
>> proxies.
> This proposal is to implement proxy support for the svn:// RA
> protocol. I don't mean for it to implement HTTP proxy support, or
> to add anything to the DAV RA methods, as that would make no sense
> in the scope of my proposal. The feature I'm proposing for
> svnproxy and the svn:// RA method could be implemented for the HTTP
> methods by adding a support for redirects, and/or setting up a
> proxy which supports DAV directives to relay the DAV chat, which
> can probably be done with a properly set up Apache. That however
> is a job for someone who groks mod_dav_svn, not a lowly peon in
> things DAV such as I.
> Again, I am NOT proposing to address the issue of "let's get svn to
> push HTTP/WebDAV/DeltaV through an unsuspecting GET-only HTTP proxy
> that is blocking my access to a repository on the internet!"
> Sorry, I should have noted this in assumptions. By "proxy" I don't
> mean "allow the svn to break through HTTP proxies". I have no idea
> how you push a stateful protocol on a non-web port through a
> stateless web proxy. My proposal is for a different set of problems.

I'm sorry that i was not as clear as i could have been.

I believe that you want to add a proxy to speed up SVN requests, or
support more users. I especially get this from your sentense:

"A typical use case would be to set up the proxy server on a gateway
between a lan and the internet, to forward client operations to many
different real servers on the lan. In other words, a classic proxy

I believe that your text misses some text about why a normal regular
HTTP proxy can not do what you want to achive, or how your solution
is better.

Now, the reason that i wrote you directly and not to the list is because
i only just subscribed the other day, so who am i to give judgement,
however, i still believe that at least writting something in your
text about
regular HTTP proxies, would benefit your text.


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Received on Wed Aug 24 14:43:11 2005

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