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Re: doc on establishing pserver ...

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: doc on establishing pserver ...
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2001 10:08:05 -0400 (EDT)

Daniel Beckham writes:
> I think it's quite odd that it works like this, but I think the reasons are
> that cvs was never meant to serve remote requests.  It was meant to be a
> local tool on a local filesystem.  It just happens that rsh/ssh allow you to
> remotely execute any unix shell command in a remote fashion.  It's worked
> well like this forever and the designers have never felt the need to change
> this behavior.

The real reason is that becoming a daemon is an involved, system
specific process, with lots of subtle differences on different systems
and dealing with that is simply not worth the effort when nearly every
system already has inetd or something similar that handles the process
for you.

-Larry Jones

My brain is trying to kill me. -- Calvin

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