Review of Chapter 6: Server Configuration

C. Michael Pilato cmpilato at
Sat Feb 24 23:22:47 CST 2007

Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> On 2/24/07, C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato at> wrote:
>> So, here's my counter-proposal:
>>   * Overview
>>       texty texty
>>       feature table
>>   * Choosing a Server Configuration
>>       intro blob
>>       why/why-nots
>>       summary (personal recommendations)
> Awesome!  I've just committed exactly this, and it flows a lot better now.

Ah, very cool.

>> > Ah, good idea, I've renamed the whole section to "Tunning over SSH",
>> > since that's what it's really about.
>> I hope you mean "Tunneling".  :-)
>> But, must it be over SSH that you tunnel?  Could you not tunnel over
>> generic RSH?
> Yeah, you could use RSH, and that's mentioned as an example in the
> custom-tunneling feature, but I feel that it would be too generic to
> name the section "Tunneling svnserve".  We've been talking about SSH
> as a 3rd major deployment option throughout the chapter up to this
> point, so I think it still makes sense to keep SSH in the spotlight
> (even if we happen to mention a generic tunneling mechanism as an
> aside.)

Yeah.  I find myself often thinking about your "flipping through the
TOC" example.  Here's one where "tunneling" just doesn't stand a chance
against "SSH".

C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato at>

"The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting.  It has
 been found difficult; and left untried."  -- G. K. Chesterton

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