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Re: ssh based access?

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2002-04-15 23:06:25 CEST

On Mon, Apr 15, 2002 at 05:02:30PM -0400, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> I've been lurking for quite some time, following subversion
> development with interest. One issue that is big for the folks over in
> NetBSD (my open source project poison of choice) is secure access to
> the source repository. Currently, we do all our access to our CVS
> repository via ssh, and people are very happy with ssh as a transport
> mechanism. There is probably a lot of resistance to opening up other
> holes on the main source repository.
> I realize that extracting Apache and such from the process would be
> very hard, but would it be difficult to make the standard tools able
> to operate through port forwarded ssh connections the way that CVS
> happily operates via CVS_RSH=ssh based connections?

i don't believe it would be possible (or at least easy) to make
ra_local work over ssh, like cvs does, but you could get much the same
effect by using ra_dav over ssl. this is something that's relatively
untested at this point, and there are known problems, but it is
planned for 1.0.


garrett rooney                    Remember, any design flaw you're 
rooneg@electricjellyfish.net      sufficiently snide about becomes  
http://electricjellyfish.net/     a feature.       -- Dan Sugalski
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