[cvsnt] Re: Distributing load across several CVS servers (Transparent Proxy)

Tony Hoyle tmh at nodomain.org
Sun Dec 12 11:14:31 GMT 2004

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Raymond Zhang wrote:
> As this is a very useful feature for distributed development teams working
> on the same project in different countries, esp. those with very poor
> network infrastructure. I am wondering whether CVSNT also have or planning
> to have such features?

What it does it not distributed development, but proxying.  You still 
need a live connection to the remote server via the proxy, so in the 
instance of poor network infrastructure there is no gain (In practice I 
suspect there's little gain in the case of a good network infrastructure 
either, since almost everything requires a live link to the repository - 
you can't really proxy very much).

> I love CVSNT for its integrated authentication with Windows and easy
> management of access control through windows file system. But this
> transparent proxy feature is just a feature that is too important to miss.

It's relatively easy to write but all it gives you is the ability to use 
the same server in your root files rather than specifying different ones.

True distributed development is much harder and will be in a future 
cvsnt release at some point.


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