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Re: pserver vs. ssh - performance

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: pserver vs. ssh - performance
Date: Sat, 19 May 2001 15:13:15 -0400 (EDT)

Howard Zhou writes:
> To my understanding, pserver uses a service port via inetd or xinetd daemon
> service. Would this service port be a bottle neck to access to CVS
> repositories from multiple clients simultaneously?

No, that's how all services work.  Multiple clients can connect to the
same port at the same time.

> How is the performance with ssh access method compared to pserver mode? Can
> someone share some experience in this regards? Or are there any advantage
> using ssh over pserver?

Performance should be essentially the same in either case.  ssh has a
privacy/security advantage since the entire communication is strongly
encrypted; pserver is somewhat easier to set up.

-Larry Jones

I think we need to change the rules. -- Calvin

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