|Posted on:||04/02/22 22:14:30|
|Last edited:||04/04/22 17:59:55|
So, as of yesterday I was running a git over ssh server.
Which isn’t even a server per se, since it just runs
software that was already installed on my system. (
But this approach isn’t very useful. It does not allow me to update my git repositories (including my blog) through restricted networks, such as the institution I study at. Port 22 is indeed restricted.
So I thought, I’ve always seen that https/ssh/zip button link thing on github. Why can’t I do that ? Isn’t https like allowed on almost any network ? So I started investigating.
According to the git-scm  reference manual, there are other ways to host servers. One of them is using a CGI script that runs server-side.
CGI stands for Common Gateway Interface.
It’s a standard protocol that is
to be run server-side to provide HTTP content on-demand.
Most popular webservers will provide plugins to run CGI scripts. This protocol takes a few environment variables and just returns the HTTP response just as if it were a server. In the future, I’d love to make my own ‘CGI Server’.
So I tried to set up my lighttpd web server to route all requests
for the domain
https://git-push.thetrevor.tech/ to the CGI script.
I must say, this was a pain in the ass, but this is my working configuration file.
when i have the time i’ll explain it over.
please don’t hack me.