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Re: svnserve authentication without passwd file

From: Florian Pose <florian_at_keenkiwi.de>
Date: 2006-03-09 23:05:06 CET

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Hi Phillip!

Phillip Susi wrote:
> Because sshd invokes svnserv which causes it to not perform any
> authentication and use the $USER from the environment in commit
> messages. When you run svnserv in standalone mode, it is accepting
> remote connections, so it has to figure out who is connecting.

Thanks, this is what I wanted to know.

BTW, couldn't one abuse this, by setting the $USER variable and then
communicate with svnserve in tunnel mode?
Ah, no, because in doubt the svnserve process wouldn't have enough
rights on the repository files.

Now everything is clear! Thanks again!

Best regards,
Florian
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