[Cvsnt] [bugzilla-daemon at devnet.strata.com] [Bug 838] - WinCVS doesn't support a proxy

Richard Wirth r.wirth at wirthware.de
Sat Jun 8 16:12:29 BST 2002

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Hello Tony,

Saturday, June 8, 2002, 12:22:33 AM, you wrote:

TH> On Fri, 07 Jun 2002 21:56:32 +0100, Paul Moore wrote:

>> I raised a bug report for WinCVS 1.3 beta, saying that it no longer
>> supports proxy connections.


TH> Proxy support relied on buggy & misconfigured proxies... on any properly
TH> configured site it wouldn't work anyway.

Are you / we resonseable for there network security?
Why not support proxies?

TH> It's not really a function of cvs to bypass firewalls, especially the way
TH> it was done.

The changes are simple and can easyly be put into pserver.c. (o.k. root.c
also needs small changes..)

TH>   If you want to do that use another program to create a
TH> tunnel (preferably encrypted)

That will only work if the server side also switches to encyption. But
for plain pserver access, why not to use this stupid HTTP-Proxy?

TH> or wait for someone to write a transport
TH> that works over XML or something.

Best regards,
 Richard                            mailto:r.wirth at wirthware.de

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