[librsync-devel] Re: state of the rsync nation? (revisited
6/2003 from 11/2000)
mbp at samba.org
Wed Jun 11 11:25:22 EST 2003
On 10 Jun 2003, Brad Hards <bhards at bigpond.net.au> wrote:
> Yep. Also, I was playing with the idea of rsync with Service Location Protocol
> to use as a replacement for the crappy practice of sharing data over floppy
> disks. The rough concept was that each machine had a shared directory, which
> you could conveiently label and advertise over SLP.
That could be a pretty nice thing. We use little rsync shares on
workstations here for sharing files, and I know some people do the
same with FTP.
What aside from SLP would make this more useful?
> Go superlifter! For what it is worth, the things I identified during the
> abortive kioslave / SLPv2 share development:
> 1. More secure than FTP.
> 2. Easy to label shares/directories and provide fine grained access control,
> if desired.
> 3. Client side library that doesn't require hellish text parsing, or at least
> hides it from you.
> 4. Well delimited packets, so you can tell when one has been
Can you give more detail on those?
What do you mean by packets being dropped? How can that happen on a
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