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The ssh host doesn't do git hosting. You have a hard time to manage ACLs and have to restrict users accordingly. Also you need to run an http server and update the git cache if you want to support anonymous requests to the repo.

There's a bit more to it ... and sure all can be done manually.

Git hosting over SSH does work. I've seen it work well. We already had ACLs set up for other reasons, and we didn't need anonymous requests. It's the simplest thing that can possibly work; don't add extra complication if it's not needed.

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