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Re: subversion and proxy cache

From: Ronan Meneu <rmeneu_at_eprocess.fr>
Date: 2004-09-23 11:10:23 CEST

Thanks for your answer.

I understand your analysis. That was the conclusion i had reached, but
without being sure. It seems that it is discussed as well in the issue 971:


But in an article here, http://subversion.tigris.org/webdav-usage.html,
it is said that /Subversion will work great with caching proxies.
/Is this a mistake ?


Mark wrote:

>Subversion (in Apache via mod_dav_svn) uses a protocol called DELTAV which
>is a superset of WEBDAV which is a superset of HTTP (superset being a loose
>term here).
>Due to the nature of these protocols, a proxy would have to know specific
>implementation details, not just cache arbitrary requests. To my knowledge,
>there's no cache that can do that.
>Subversion (via svnserve) uses a custom protocol. There is no caching proxy
>for this.
>Due to the nature of what Subversion (and other VCS) is, only a read-only
>repository could be cached safely anyway.
That's exactly what we want to setup: a read-only mirror repository. Any
commit or command that could modify the repository would go through the

>Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Ronan Meneu [mailto:rmeneu@eprocess.fr]
>Sent: Wednesday, September 22, 2004 3:50 AM
>To: users@subversion.tigris.org
>Subject: subversion and proxy cache
>I want to use subversion on multiple sites. We have low network bandwidth,
>so i want to setup a proxy to cache svn request.
>Is svn designed to be cached with a proxy ? What proxy would you suggest ?
> Ronan
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Received on Thu Sep 23 11:06:01 2004

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