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Re: Status of ra_svn

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2002-12-04 04:07:23 CET

On Tue, 2002-12-03 at 17:26, Brandon Ehle wrote:
> Could you provied a short summary of what should work and what shouldn't
> work over ra_svn?
> We'd like to switch to it as we are having tons of problems with apache
> deadlocking and leaking semaphores.

I'm not sure it's wise to switch, but here's a status report:

I just fixed a raft of bugs, and it now passes the test suite. That
doesn't render it perfect, but it does mean it should handle most of the
corner cases.

It only handles anonymous authentication. That's pretty limiting. I
hope to find time to implement ssh tunneling soon.

It is insecure; if you run svnserve, you will allow commits (as
"anonymous") to any repository your uid can find, even if you pass a
"-r" option specifying a logical root. This is because the server
doesn't try to prevent "../" in URLs. I hope to fix that soon.

It isn't even a little bit documented.

The server process invocation is likely to change; it needs a ton of
options it doesn't have.

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Received on Wed Dec 4 04:08:06 2002

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