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Re: mount repository on access

From: Philipp Engel <philipp.engel_at_filzip.com>
Date: 2007-07-11 23:09:07 CEST

Hello Oliver,

Oliver Pajonk <oliver.pajonk <at> gmail.com> writes:
> 2007/7/11, Philipp Engel <philipp.engel <at> filzip.com>:
> > The reason why I want to do this is that I want to put the repository
> > into a encrypted loop-device, so that the sensitive data is protected.
> > Is that possible?
>
> Just my two cents: in any case you would have to (manually!) enter an
> extra passwort on the server on each access to the repository to mount
> the disk. Maybe that is something you do not want? Reason: if you
> place the password on the server itself you can leave the disk
> mounted. It makes no difference.

As I imagine it, the subversion password would also be the password that
unlocks the encryption. And using a ssl connection this password would
also be safe during transfer.

There is pam-mount, which allows to mount a device when logging into
a unix machine. That would be an option, but I would first have to log
in e.g. via ssh and then access the repository. But I would like to do
this at once. Does anyone have an idea?

Regards, Philipp

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