[Distutils] Python people want CPAN and how the latter came about

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Thu Dec 24 11:44:11 CET 2009

On Thu, Dec 24, 2009 at 11:20 AM, kiorky <kiorky at cryptelium.net> wrote:
>> That said, some people have expressed the desire to be able to
>> interact with PyPI through SSH so they could drop the basic
>> authentication and use their keys when registering/uploading.
>> But that was not related to the size of files.
> Both i think, it's easier to use the transfer programs that we are used to use
> to transfer things.
> And ssh is damn good for that, easy to setup, secure and so on.
> But it's only butter, in fact i am just happy with sdist upload.

Although SSH is quite a heavy development on PyPI side, it means we
would have to implement
an SSH server. (like Zope did I think for their development server,
using Paramiko IIRC)

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