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Re: How "cvs get" works

From: Eric Siegerman
Subject: Re: How "cvs get" works
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2002 17:24:56 -0500
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On Fri, Jan 11, 2002 at 11:39:05PM +0200, Reinstein, Shlomo wrote:
> And how does [CVS] send each file across the network in client/server? (e.g.,
> does it use ftp or something like that?)

It uses its own protocol, which is documented in
doc/ in the CVS distribution.

What the CVS protocol is layered on top of depends on the access
method you use: "pserver" runs the CVS protocol over raw TCP, I
think; "ext" runs the CVS protocol over whatever's provided by
the external transport program -- ssh, rsh, etc.  There may be
other possibilities as well.

Which port you need to open up in your firewall thus depends on
the access method you choose.  SSH is generally considered to be
the safest choice.


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