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Re: entry and wcprops stored in repository(!) (was: bug? "Delta source ended unexpectedly")

From: Rafael Garcia-Suarez <raphel.garcia-suarez_at_hexaflux.com>
Date: 2002-12-19 16:37:44 CET

Blair Zajac <blair@orcaware.com> wrote:
>
> I have a public Subversion repository that is used by people that
> don't have the time or the inclination to rebuild Subversion when
> something like this happens, and I'm concerned about a client doing
> something similar to my repository.
>
> Is there anyway for the me to have my Subversion server validate
> the Subversion client version number?
>
> This would be a good thing to have, and would be another reason to
> have the Subversion revision number compiled into the client in
> addition to the 0.XX.Y style revision number.
>
> The version check would occur all but the GET, OPTIONS, PROPFIND,
> REPORT methods, because you'd still like to have people check out
> the repository with an older client.
>
> I think this would have to be something the server does and not
> something you'd check in Apache, because if you did this in Apache,
> svnserve would not be protected.

The version/revision number could still be useful for the http
client, e.g. sending it in the User-Agent header. So apache could
log it, or deny access (for some methods) based on it, etc.

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Received on Thu Dec 19 16:43:59 2002

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