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Re: RFA: Encrypting auth info

From: Justin Erenkrantz <justin_at_erenkrantz.com>
Date: 2005-02-16 16:55:15 CET

--On Wednesday, February 16, 2005 4:49 PM +0100 "Branko ?ibej" <brane@xbc.nu>
wrote:

>> There is no real portable way to encrypt and decrypt sensitive data.
>> And, only the simple auth provider has passwords that would need to be
>> encrypted. So, none of the other auth providers would benefit from this.
>
> At least one of thos we have now would, the cert_pw provider.

That provider doesn't write anything to disk.

>> Furthermore, on most Unix OSes, you are far better off using an
>> encrypted file system. Linux (dm-crypt), Darwin (FileVault), and
>> FreeBSD (gdbe) all have this functionality to various degrees.
>
> And ntfs has native encryption on Windows, too. But that's not the point.

Yes, it is. You are trying to sneak in bloated functionality into Subversion
that is best handled elsewhere - preferably by the OS itself. -- justin

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