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Re: Domain-specific Repository Roots

From: Matt Sickler <crazyfordynamite_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-12-17 23:39:43 CET

except that DNS doesnt care or even know about ports
i think (currently) the only way to achieve this is apache and a mod_rewrite

On 12/17/06, Bob Smith <bsmith@sudleyplace.com> wrote:
> On 12/17/2006 11:23 AM, Wesley J. Landaker wrote:
> > On Saturday 16 December 2006 19:42, Bob Smith wrote:
> >> Essentially, I'm looking for a feature similar to HTTP/1.1 and
> >> Apache's <VirtualHost> where the domain name is also part of the
> >> request to the server, rather than just a means to obtain an IP
> >> address. Perhaps this can be done were I to use the Apache server
> >> approach instead of svnserve, except the ISP I'm using runs Apache
> >> 1.3.x -- I could install Apache 2.0 separately, but I thought I'd try
> >> asking about this approach first.
> >
> > This is the kind of thing that DNS SRV records are meant to handle for
> all
> > services in a generic way, instead of relying on protocol-specific
> virtual
> > hosting mechanisms. This is, for instance, how to do "virtual hosting"
> with
> > XMPP, LDAP, etc, and is a MUCH preferred way to do virtual hosting since
> it
> > doesn't require modification of protocols, and avoids horrible issues
> like
> > the notorious no-name-based-virtual-hosting-for-https-hosts class of
> > problems.
> >
> > Too make this work, pretty much all that would need to happen is for the
> the
> > subversion client libraries to query and honor DNS SRV records, which
> I'm
> > pretty sure it doesn't do currently. (Then you'd just run svnserve with
> an
> > appropriate root on various ports and map them all to the "svn" service
> for
> > each domain with SRV records.)
> Thanks for the suggestion.
> If I understand you correctly, given a URL of (say) svn.example2.com,
> the SVN client would query the DNS SRV record for that domain to
> obtain a port # (say, 3691) and target domain (say, example.net), then
> send the svn request to example.net on port 3691, at which point the
> svnserve on example.net would process the request.
> In order for this to work, wouldn't a single svnserve have to listen
> on multiple ports and have different roots associated with each? That
> sounds like a good idea, but my cursory reading of svnserve/main.c
> suggests that it doesn't do that currently, so perhaps I've
> misunderstood, or perhaps this is just more of what needs to change in
> order to implement your idea.
> --
> _______________________________________________________________
> Bob Smith - bsmith_at_sudleyplace.com - http://www.sudleyplace.com
Received on Sun Dec 17 23:40:18 2006

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