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Re: why not run cvspserver as a standalone server?

From: Greg A. Woods
Subject: Re: why not run cvspserver as a standalone server?
Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2001 13:37:49 -0400 (EDT)

[ On Wednesday, July 4, 2001 at 14:50:26 (+0530), kamesh jayachandran wrote: ]
> Subject: why not run cvspserver as a standalone server?
> I got struck with my colleague who asked why to run cvspserver as inetd
> server instead of standalone server?
> please throw some light on this........

Why run CVSpserver?  Why not use SSH (or even RSH)?

If you do really have to run CVSpserver for some reason then you have to
run it from inetd, just like almost everything else that runs from inetd
must be.  You want to run things from inetd so that it can do all the
messy work of connection handling (including resource management) in a
centralised place.

Things like sshd don't run from inetd because they aren't well enough
implemented to make their startup times reasonable and so they start up
once and do their own listening.  In an ideal implementation they'd have
a separate key server daemon that did the expensive computatinos once
and then an inetd initiated process would just ask it for the session key.

                                                        Greg A. Woods

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