git-daemon is a simple server for git repositories.

The daemon makes git repositories available over the git:// protocol, which is very efficient, but insecure. Where security is a concern, pull with SSH instead. The git:// protocol listens on port 9418 by default.

The daemon can be configured to allow pushing, however there is no authentication whatsoever, so that is almost always a very bad idea. It may be appropriate in a closed LAN environment, where everyone can be trusted, however when in doubt, SSH should be used to push.

Last modified on 19 March 2010, at 01:41