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Re: IPv6

From: Gerhard Sittig
Subject: Re: IPv6
Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2001 20:55:30 +0200

On Wed, Jun 06, 2001 at 10:29 +0200, Michal Svec wrote:
> How far is the IPv6 support in cvs?

This falls into the same category discussed in length (and heat)
lately:  Should CVS care?  Nope.  Not a second.  It's the admin's
job to plug the tools together which best fit a certain
environment.  And there's no reason for bloat (read:  unrelated
code) in a program already so big in functionality and size.
Resources are better spent when focused to control versioning. :)

As long as your $CVS_RSH command supports whatever topology or
features you demand when talking over some net (strictly
speaking: between a client and a server with *anything* in
between, not necessarily a network) you're free to do whatever
you want to.  CVS isn't even remotely involved.  The client
simply forks off a "$CVS_RSH [-l $USER] $HOST cvs server" command
while the server side ("cvs server") just reads from stdin and
talks to stdout.  That should be simple and most of all portable.
Yet flexible (you can use IPv6 today without updating any part of

Just as much as there's no need to implement any security
features in CVS (and to fail in doing it right for the first ten
or twenty tries) there's no need for networking code inside a VC
system.  But maybe it's just me thinking so ...

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