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Re: Fwd: 1.2 features: svn ls

From: John Peacock <jpeacock_at_rowman.com>
Date: 2005-03-10 15:58:48 CET

Max Bowsher wrote:

> http:// - yes, SVNParentPath could be indexed - but one server could
> have arbitrarily many SVNPaths and SVNParentPaths.

And each set of them could be enumerated, when one of the SVNParentPath
values was itself requested. The real issue is whether that enumeration
is all or nothing, vs how to limit read access with a password file.

> svn:// and svn+ssh:// - the server really has no idea where the
> repositories are until the client tells it!

Yes and no. If you are running 'svnserve --root' then the server most
assuredly knows where the repositories are (at least potentially). It
is exactly the same situation as the http:// case; if the --root path
was requested (in this case by not including any path), then there could
be a way to enumerate the repositories below that directory.

You are correct that svn+ssh:// simply cannot work that way, but only
because it is a very specialized form of file://. There is no reason
not to support auto enumeration in the two network server cases, just
because the two local-file access methods don't support that.


John Peacock
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