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Re: Networked RCS (was: (no subject))

From: Derek R. Price
Subject: Re: Networked RCS (was: (no subject))
Date: Mon, 06 Nov 2000 09:30:37 -0500

Richa Munjal wrote:

> \Thanks for the prompt response .
> Derek , I feel you have not understood my question correctly.
> I have an RCS repository at a remote location (at a machine which is in US),
> and I want to check-out , check-in the files into the remote repository
> without logging on to the remote machine.
> I want to do this sitting on my machine (which is in India) without even 
> mounting the remote machine.
> and I donot want to move to CVS or to some other Version control system.
> I know this was quite possible if I moved to cvs .
> In cvs it is possible by using the command:


> Is something like this possible in RCS.
> If yes, can you please let me know the command using which this can be done.

No.  CVS started as a Boune Shell wrapper around CVS precisely because RCS 
lacked some advanced features
such as operation on a project rather than a single file at a time and 
concurrent editing.  Networking
followed some time after.  There may be some of those old wrappers sitting 
around or you could write
more from scratch, but you'd still need to be installing new code and it 
probably wouldn't be as

You might be able to get away with sharing the drive that your RCS libraries 
are on via NFS or whatever,
but that can be a lot of trouble from a security standpoint (though this can be 
solved with VPNs, a more
secure file system (AFS w/Kerberos?  don't know if it encrypts everything), or 
whatever) and unreliable
networks also tend to cause a lot of trouble with long distance file shares.

I don't know all of the details of your problem, but for simplicity and 
reliability's sake I'd probably
go with CVS & SSH or pserver through an SSH tunnel for security.


Derek Price                      CVS Solutions Architect ( )
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