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Re: SVN reads passwd file regardless of connection mode (SSH)

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2004-04-10 00:57:35 CEST

On Thu, 2004-04-08 at 21:12, James Dunne wrote:
> SVN reads passwd file no matter what auth mode is used. svn+ssh:// incorrectly
> checks passwd file since SSH users are already considered authorized. Then,
> authorized users are denied if the permissions for passwd file are too high.

The passwd file is used only to get the account name. That's the
standard way of getting the account name under Unix. A system with a
non-world-readable passwd file is a misconfigured system.

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