Git does not require a special “server” to run. For example, if you are on a local network, you can just put the repository on a shared network drive. Git does not handle the security. You configure the read/write access on the folder. I’m not an expert in system administration so I’m going to suggest some options and provide links that I found helpful:
- Ssh is you friend for security. If you do not want to provide shell access to everyone, you can setup one git user and use ssh keys to provide access. If you go that route, take a look at gitosis, which is a bunch of python scripts that automates part of administering that kind of setup. Gitosis gives you a git repository to configure access and projects. It’s very nice.
- Another option is through http. You need webdav for that.
- Git daemon comes with git and is perfect if you only need to quickly give public read access.
- There are couple of git hosting site that are popping up. Check out repo.or.cz and Github (invitation only for now but has a sexy look).
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