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Re: svnserve passwd plaintext

From: Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel_at_comcast.net>
Date: 2006-07-16 16:07:03 CEST

gmu 2k6 wrote:
> On 7/16/06, Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel@comcast.net> wrote:
>> gmu 2k6 wrote:
>>
>>> sorry, but I don't want to have any sort of http-daemon running at
>>> all. actually I also have OpenSSH running and that together with
>>> svnserve is enough of an attack vector besides the ineviatable but
>>> securable tcp/ip stack itself.
>>> running too many services on one box is not good, security and
>>> performance-wise. I'm trying to keep both Dual-Core CPUs free for
>>> all the hard work
>>> svnserve does when updating/committing (actually I'm happy svnserve
>>> can saturate the CPU but this naturally does not leave much space
>>> for additional services).
>>
>> Hmm. How do you allow the users in to change their passwords, then?
>
> they tell me they want a new password and I send them one. if I allow
> them to send a mail to an auto-reply bot 1) we need an SMTP server and
> 2) also some sort of authentication. the company is small enough to
> ignore social engineering
> for the inside.
> company-mail-server username = svn username
> ergo:
> $change_and_mail_new_svn_pwd <username>.

*AHH*. In that circumstance, I'd send them an email telling them to me on
the phone, with a published number, and read it to them. And I've done that
inside a company where I know or can find the office of everybody: I'd never
even think to do that in a large environment, or one with outside agencies
requiring access.

> of course using LDAP or Active Directory (which is available) would be
> better but svnserve is the only way to go because of
> performance/scalability reasons.

You found issues with HTTPS/mod_dav_svn? What's the performance issue?

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