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Re: pserver

From: Gerhard Sittig
Subject: Re: pserver
Date: Sun, 9 Dec 2001 16:23:44 +0100
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On Fri, Dec 07, 2001 at 17:59 -0500, Larry Jones wrote:
> Schwenk, Jeanie writes:
> > 
> > Second, is there any reason I should or should not be using pserver when I'm
> > the same machine where the repositry resides?  [ ... ]
> There probably isn't any reason to use pserver with a local repository. 
> The only reason I can think of (other than testing to ensure that
> pserver is working) is so you can commit as someone else either
> literally (using the CVSROOT/passwd file to run as a different system
> user) or figuratively (using a different CVS username in your CVSROOT).

Hmmm.  Who  remembers the monthly "How do I move the repo to a
new machine?" question?  Since one can assume that this question
will bubble up in _any_ scenario where CVS is used, facilitating
client / server mode right from the start does look like A Good
Idea(TM).  Although I wouldn't start using :pserver: if I had the
choice (read:  would start something new and didn't inherit some
existing configuration) and would instead use some tool which was
_designed_ to correctly and reliably do auth and transport.  This
makes the :ext: method the most natural choice.  But we had this
discussion already.  A few hundred times.

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