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Re: many anonsvn replicas...

From: Perry E. Metzger <perry_at_piermont.com>
Date: 2004-02-18 23:59:05 CET

Holger Krekel <pyth@devel.trillke.net> writes:
>> If you find nntp too disgusting, some custom service could work the
>> same way, but there's lots of good nntp code with high performance out
>> there already, I figure...
> For smaller setups maybe just triggering the peers to grab incremental
> dumps from the master repo might be enough. This sounds simple enough
> if we are dealing with three or four repository mirrors.
> For massively distributed environments, like every developer
> running his own repo, using bittorrents for wider distribution also
> sounds worthwhile.

I think NNTP is easier -- it is built for flood filling files already
between a bunch of servers. It is easy to build trees of NNTP hosts,
too. A custom protocol might also work, but I don't think Bit Torrent
is really built for the task...

> Then again, really interesting would be if you can actually commit to any
> of the many repositories.

No. It provides you with read only replicas -- committing to them
will not work. Presumably, though, one could enhance "commit" so that
it knew which was the main repository, checked that your copy was at
the same revision number as the main one, and let you commit to the main...

Perry E. Metzger		perry@piermont.com
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