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Re: accessing svn through internet (svn+ssh)

From: Duncan Murdoch <murdoch_at_stats.uwo.ca>
Date: 2006-11-17 11:27:35 CET

On 11/16/2006 10:44 PM, Thomas Harold wrote:
> Duncan Murdoch wrote:
>> I've found it easier to set up svn+ssh access. No server needed (except
>> the sshd server, of course, but it was running for other reasons).
>>
>
> I prefer the svn+ssh method as well... not sure how well it would work
> with a Windows host though. I guess one could use Cygwin's SSHD?

I do use Cygwin's sshd for other things, and it works fine. However, I
don't have any svn repositories on Windows machines so I can't say for
sure that would work: I just can't think of any reason why it wouldn't.

Duncan Murdoch
>
> (We waited until we could install some Linux servers before migrating
> away from SOS+VSS.)
>
> The nicest part about the svn+ssh method is the use of public-keys for
> authentication which are limited to running the "svnserve -t" command.
> Which means I can drastically limit who gets command line access to the
> server and I don't worry as much about private keys that don't have
> passwords. We even have our web server pushing their log files to
> individual SVN repositories (one per server for security) using public
> key authentication.
>
> The only downside of svn+ssh is that (at least for TortoiseSVN or maybe
> it's a PLink issue) some client tools don't play well with using
> alternate ports for the SSH tunnel. So we were forced to pipe 22/tcp to
> our internal SVN server instead of using an out of the way port like 28022.
>
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