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Re: Proposal for svnserve configuration

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2003-10-28 21:32:08 CET

Garrett Rooney wrote:

> Greg Hudson wrote:
>
>> On Tue, 2003-10-28 at 15:20, Garrett Rooney wrote:
>>
>>> If I read your proposal correctly, there's no way to tell the daemon
>>> mode server to be read only, while the tunneled svnserve is read-write.
>>
>>
>>
>> Tunneled users are authenticated (using EXTERNAL), so setting
>> anon-access=read and auth-access=write would accomplish this.
>
>
> But in that case if you authenticate to the daemon mode server (via
> CRAM-MD5 or something), you would still be able to write to the
> repository via that server...
>
> I suppose this isn't that big a deal, since if you're allowing read
> access via the daemon, you probably aren't all that concerned about
> sending data over the wire unencrypted, but I could envision scenarios
> where it would matter, say if there were sections of the repository that
> do require authentication for read access. It would be nice to have a
> way to limit those to svn+ssh to ensure that sensitive data never goes
> over the wire in the clear.

Actually, I suppose this doesn't really matter... I guess the best
solution in that kind of situation would just be a way to turn off
CRAM-MD5 auth in the server, since you wouldn't want people reading
sensitive data without encryption anyway. And tunnel mode uses it's own
means of authentication, so turning off CRAM-MD5 in the config file
would be perfectly adequate.

Consider the objection withdrawn.

-garrett

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