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Re: [PATCH] default to --no-auth-cache

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2003-01-14 22:45:34 CET

rbb@rkbloom.net wrote:

>On Tue, 14 Jan 2003, Sander Striker wrote:
>
>
>
>>>From: rbb@rkbloom.net [mailto:rbb@rkbloom.net]
>>>Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2003 10:48 PM
>>>
>>>
>>[...]
>>
>>
>>>>Well, then why don't we go for that immediately? Drop all this
>>>>auth-cache vs. no-auth-cache thing, and write svn-agent daemon. Then we
>>>>truly don't have to keep anything on disk. Of course, it does make
>>>>client configuration a bit harder, but hey.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>Because you still need the auth-cache stuff. :-) For the most common
>>>case for subversion, you will have people setting up subversion for public
>>>consumption, which means that not everybody will be able to use
>>>client-side certs for authentication. It also means that not all
>>>subversion servers will be run over SSL.
>>>
>>>
>>You're missing the point. Use svn-agent for all auth info, regardless
>>whether you are doing basic auth or you need a pass for your cert.
>>
>>
>
>Ahhhhh..... The light shines. Yes, you are right, I did miss the point.
>
>
>
>>>Yeah, client side config is even harder, because there are a lot of
>>>options, but I can't find a way to get rid of any of them.
>>>
>>>
>>Actually, I think it becomes easier... No svn-agent == no caching.
>>And a running svn-agent == caching. Now svn-agent could have config
>>options like expiry of cache etc, but hey... ;) :)
>>
>>
>
>Okay, you two convinced me 110%. I will create an ssh-agent-like
>application for svn. Then, once that is done, I will post a patch to
>remove all auth caching from subversion. This has a couple of massive
>advantages, not the least of which being removing some complexity from
>svn. (Also, if I write it correctly, it will be able to support both svn
>and ssh, and it will work on Windows!)
>
>

Ooooh, yes yes yes yes!
/me jumps up and down with glee

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Brane Čibej   <brane_at_xbc.nu>   http://www.xbc.nu/brane/
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