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+There are two Pack push-pull protocols.
+
+upload-pack (S) | fetch/clone-pack (C) protocol:
+
+ # Tell the puller what commits we have and what their names are
+ S: SHA1 name
+ S: ...
+ S: SHA1 name
+ S: # flush -- it's your turn
+ # Tell the pusher what commits we want, and what we have
+ C: want name
+ C: ..
+ C: want name
+ C: have SHA1
+ C: have SHA1
+ C: ...
+ C: # flush -- occasionally ask "had enough?"
+ S: NAK
+ C: have SHA1
+ C: ...
+ C: have SHA1
+ S: ACK
+ C: done
+ S: XXXXXXX -- packfile contents.
+
+send-pack | receive-pack protocol.
+
+ # Tell the pusher what commits we have and what their names are
+ C: SHA1 name
+ C: ...
+ C: SHA1 name
+ C: # flush -- it's your turn
+ # Tell the puller what the pusher has
+ S: old-SHA1 new-SHA1 name
+ S: old-SHA1 new-SHA1 name
+ S: ...
+ S: # flush -- done with the list
+ S: XXXXXXX --- packfile contents.