From: Josh Triplett <email@example.com> To: Jeff King <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: email@example.com Subject: Re: upload-pack/ls-remote: showing non-HEAD symbolic refs? Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2016 14:11:41 -0700 [thread overview] Message-ID: <20160816211141.GA16922@cloud> (raw) In-Reply-To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> On Tue, Aug 16, 2016 at 04:54:27PM -0400, Jeff King wrote: > On Tue, Aug 16, 2016 at 01:31:50PM -0700, Josh Triplett wrote: > > > > You can dig up the discussion on the list under the name "protocol v2", > > > but basically yes, that approach has been considered. It's a little > > > gross just because it leaves other protocols behind http (and it is not > > > necessarily a good idea to push people into http, because it has some > > > fundamental drawbacks over the other protocols because of its > > > half-duplex nature). > > > > I looked through the "protocol v2" threads, but couldn't find any > > discussions of using HTTP headers. I found some mentions of using > > additional query parameters on the git-upload-pack request, which would > > break compatibility with existing servers (they won't just ignore the > > extra parameter). > > Probably the most interesting recent discussion is the sub-thread of > this patch: > > http://email@example.com/ > > which you might have missed because it only messages "v2 protocol" in > the body. Thanks for the link. > But basically, I think you get the gist of it. We need to pass > information from the client to the server _before_ the initial > capability advertisement. For HTTP, we can do it via specialized headers > or query parameters. For other protocols, we're stuck with some kind of > try-and-fallback hack. > > That means those protocols may diverge slightly from HTTP, but at least > they would differ only in the "bootstrap v2" bit (and that would > eventually become irrelevant as everybody moves to v2). > > > --client-caps could work for SSH as well, it just requires an extra > > round-trip to check for --client-caps. Call git-upload-pack > > --supports-client-caps, ignore any output (which with current git will > > consist of a usage message), see if it returns a 0 exit code, if so, > > call git-upload-pack --client-caps='...', and if not just call > > git-upload-pack. (A new git-upload-pack-2 binary would also work, but > > that seems like overkill.) I don't see any way around the extra round > > trip here that would preserve backward compatibility with existing SSH > > servers (which may force clients to *only* run exactly the command > > "git-upload-pack" and nothing else). > > Yep, that's about it. For ssh, I suspect we could optimistically try: > > git upload-pack --v2; test $? = 129 && git-upload-pack > > and then fallback to just "git-upload-pack". That would work without an > extra round-trip on real shell-capable servers, and eventually work on > restricted ones. True, that seems completely sensible. > That doesn't help git://, though. I'd love to see plaintext git:// disappear through lack of use. > There are proposals floating around for basically easing into it with > config. Have a "remote.*.v2" option you can set locally to enable (or > disable) it. Default to "false". When there are enough v2 servers around > to make it worthwhile, flip the default to "auto" which will do the > probing (at some minor expense of handling fallbacks). Optionally we > could record the last response for "auto" and use that going forward. That sounds sensible. > > Another possibility, which would work for both HTTPS and > > git-protocol-over-TLS, would be to use ALPN. > > Do people actually use git-over-TLS? There's no core support AFAIK, so > you'd have to hack it up with a client proxy and git-remote-ext. I've seen the idea bounced around and prototyped in the context of supporting authenticated push to git:// > For HTTPS, I'd just as soon use HTTP-level features. ALPN, used carefully, could potentially allow eliminating one round-trip compared to HTTPS, and could also allow full-duplex communication. - Josh Triplett
next prev parent reply other threads:[~2016-08-16 21:12 UTC|newest] Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top 2016-08-16 16:18 Josh Triplett 2016-08-16 16:31 ` Jeff King 2016-08-16 17:34 ` Josh Triplett 2016-08-16 18:28 ` Jeff King 2016-08-16 18:50 ` Stefan Beller 2016-08-16 20:34 ` Josh Triplett 2016-08-16 20:31 ` Josh Triplett 2016-08-16 20:54 ` Jeff King 2016-08-16 21:11 ` Josh Triplett [this message] 2016-08-16 21:15 ` Jeff King 2016-08-16 22:24 ` Josh Triplett 2016-08-19 13:47 ` Jeff King
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