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Re: svnbook: svnserve and udp?

From: Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel_at_comcast.net>
Date: 2006-06-10 01:44:26 CEST

Garrett Rooney wrote:
> On 6/9/06, T. Wassermann <mail@tobias-wassermann.de> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> in the svnbook on page 102 there are the two lines you have to add to
>> your /etc/services, so the subversion port 3690 can be identified by
>> servicename svn. In the book they also add an entry for port 3690 on
>> udp - but a few lines below they add only a tcp entry to the
>> /etc/inetd.conf. Is the udp-service-entry just for fun or can svnserve
>> handle
>> udp-traffic [i don't think so] (or is it a feature for the future?) ?
> Nah, it's just that when you reserve a well known port the IANA gives
> you both TCP and UDP. svnserve only works over TCP, and there are no
> plans that I know of to change that.
> -garrett

It also helps prevent anyone from nabbing the other port behind your back
for something and causing endless firewall and filtter confusion.

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