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Re: SVN Password stored in Plaintext!!!!

From: Mark Benedetto King <mbk_at_lowlatency.com>
Date: 2004-09-24 16:56:55 CEST

On Thu, Sep 23, 2004 at 10:52:10PM +0200, Robert Simmons wrote:
> Well, I don?t know about this agent stuff. However, if you want to preserve
> logins so the user doesn?t have to login again, why not do something like a
> certificate. *shrug* I just know that SVN is not the only program that has
> this problem. Unix has been dealing with such a thing for ssh for 20 years
> at least and have solved it somehow.

"Somehow" in this case is "ssh-agent". Or passphrase-less private keys
or certificates, which are essentially unencrypted passwords dipped in
snake oil.


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