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RE: Further to subversion issue 821

From: Sander Striker <striker_at_apache.org>
Date: 2002-07-26 00:20:56 CEST

> From: sussman@collab.net [mailto:sussman@collab.net]
> Sent: 25 July 2002 23:45

> [cc'ing to the dev list]
> Wagland Paul <paul@wagland.net> writes:
> > However, what I want to be able to do is have an option (in the server):
> > authenticated-users-use-ssl = true
> Sorry, didn't mean for my responses to sound so terse or harsh.
> > Now, perhaps I should of read all of the documentation first. However,
> > I searched the man pages of the successfully installed svn.
> Curse the man page! It's horribly out of date, and flat out lies
> about imaginary switches. The info files (svn-handbook.info) are the
> true documentation. Be sure to read the Handbook.
> > It gave no indication how to turn on or off encryption or
> > compression.
> I assume you mean, "on the server"...
> These features are *all* part of Apache, and described in Apache's own
> documentation.
> * if you build Apache with mod_zlib, then it will be able to respond
> to compressed HTTP requests.


Also add:

  SetOutputFilter DEFLATE

to your Location block.
> * if you build Apache with ssl, then you can set up a repository
> <Location> in your httpd.conf that is *only* reachable via
> 'https://', period. Which is exactly what you want.
> > There are very few documents in the tree that mention encryption, and
> > none of them are ever going to be used by the end-user. How can the
> > end-user be sure they are using encryption?
> If the end user is accessing a URL that starts with 'https://', they
> know they're using encryption. If they compiled their client
> --with-zlib, or downloaded a binary that says "zlib compiled in", then
> they know that they're using compression, assuming the server they're
> talking to also supports compression.
> The INSTALL file, which describes how to build svn client and server,
> discuss how to build zlib and ssl into both ends of the network. Do
> we need to explain encryption and compression elsewhere, in more
> general terms? Perhaps in the "design" section of the Handbook's
> chapter 1?

The INSTALL file doesn't mention the mod_deflate part IIRC. I can add that
later on if noone beats me to it.


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