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Re: Plans to add signing ?

From: mark benedetto king <mbk_at_lowlatency.com>
Date: 2003-12-10 18:58:36 CET

On Wed, Dec 10, 2003 at 12:40:45PM -0500, Philippe Lavoie wrote:
> Has Subversion taken steps to add some kind of digital signature to
> commits? Is this necessary at all?

svn doesn't have builtin signature support/verification. A wrapper
that used revision-properties to sign the props and fulltexts would be
pretty straightforward to implement. Of course, that wouldn't solve
all the key management/distribution hassle.

Things get more complicated if you want to sign just the changes (clients
would either need to get things in changeset form, so that each signature
could be verified, or a much more elaborate cryptosystem would need to be
put together).


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