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RE: Builtin SSH tunneling support

From: Casper Hornstrup <chorns_at_users.sourceforge.net>
Date: 2004-11-02 19:44:41 CET

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Greg Hudson [mailto:ghudson@MIT.EDU]
> Sent: 2. november 2004 19:09
> To: Casper Hornstrup
> Cc: 'svn-dev-list'
> Subject: Re: Builtin SSH tunneling support
>
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Sorry, I didn't know that.

> On Tue, 2004-11-02 at 12:50, Casper Hornstrup wrote:
> > I would like know if you would accept a patch that would enable
> > Subversion to have builtin capability to create and use
> such a tunnel.
>
> Probably not. I think it would be rather confusing two have
> two types of built-in tunnels, and there's no clear benefit
> to your type over the current type.

Hmm, I see.

>
> > P.S. I know there exist svn+ssh also but I don't like that
> users are
> > spawning private svnserve processes on the server. Nor do I like
> > giving all users full access to the repository files on the server.
>
> svnserve in daemon mode just forks off a private process for
> each new connection; it doesn't change anything to have the
> ssh process communicate over a local socket to that new
> private process.
>
> And you don't have to have a separate uid with full
> repository access for each svn+ssh user; see
> http://svn.collab.net/repos/svn/trunk/notes/ssh-tricks for details.
> Note the last trick in particular ("Use a single Unix account
> for multiple svn users").

Is there anyone on this list that has setup svn+ssh on Windows
(Server 2003)? OpenSSH seems to crash for me during startup most of the
time. A reinstall of OpenSSH will fix it...for a few minutes ;-(
A commercial solution is acceptable to me. It just need to be stable
and easy-to-use.

Casper

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