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Re: Builtin SSH tunneling support

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2004-11-02 19:09:26 CET

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On Tue, 2004-11-02 at 12:50, Casper Hornstrup wrote:
> I would like know if you would accept a patch that would enable
> Subversion to have builtin capability to create and use such a
> tunnel.

Probably not. I think it would be rather confusing two have two types
of built-in tunnels, and there's no clear benefit to your type over the
current type.

> P.S. I know there exist svn+ssh also but I don't like that users
> are spawning private svnserve processes on the server. Nor do I like
> giving all users full access to the repository files on the server.

svnserve in daemon mode just forks off a private process for each new
connection; it doesn't change anything to have the ssh process
communicate over a local socket to that new private process.

And you don't have to have a separate uid with full repository access
for each svn+ssh user; see
http://svn.collab.net/repos/svn/trunk/notes/ssh-tricks for details.
Note the last trick in particular ("Use a single Unix account for
multiple svn users").

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