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Re: svnserve privilege changing/dropping command line options patch

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2005-04-26 18:48:29 CEST

On Tue, 2005-04-26 at 12:40, Tom Rune Flo wrote:
> I really cannot see why svnserve should be different. Yes, one can use
> sudo, daemontools, inetd, all kinds of wrappers -- but should that really
> be necessary for a "daemonized" server? What is the difference between
> svnserve (running with the -d option) and apache, or sshd?

Apache and sshd both bind to privileged ports, so need to be run as root
initially. So they have to have this feature.

I think you can use the standard "su" command to run svnserve as a
particular user.

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