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Re: Discouraging :local:

From: Greg A. Woods
Subject: Re: Discouraging :local:
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2003 16:34:26 -0500 (EST)

[ On Monday, January 27, 2003 at 22:38:40 (-0800), Kenneth Porter wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: Discouraging :local:
> One could presumably enhance this by encrypting the connection (eg. SSL) so
> that the encryption system supplies another layer of error detection.
> Anyone know how much, if any, that improves the result?

I don't know how well stream cyphers detect input errors, but stream
compression such as the GNU-Zip algorithm CVS uses with '-z' is
reasonably good at it, assuming there's enough data after the error....

(yet another reason to use client-server instead of networked filesystems! :-)

                                                                Greg A. Woods

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