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Subject: Re: [boost] [git help] GitHub boostorg library authentication
From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-10-30 00:03:01

Daniel Pfeifer <daniel_at_[hidden]> writes:

> 2013/10/29 Daniel James <daniel_at_[hidden]>:
>> On 29 October 2013 04:36, Dave Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>>> The super-project can't use github's git urls as they don't
>>>> allow anonymous access. I believe the super-project should be using
>>>> https for submodules, rather than http.
>>> Why is that? Because it's possible to commit through https?
>> Yes.
>>> But won't someone complain that they can't access https behind their
>>> corporate firewall? It always seems like there's no right answer in
>>> this territory.
>> Oh right, I hadn't thought of that. Making it easy to check out
>> probably should be the priority.
> I am behind a corporate firewall and I cannot access git repositories
> through ssh.
> https works in both directions (pull and push).

Yes, different corporate firewalls block different protocols. But I'm
happy to change to https if everyone believes that will work better

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