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Re: [PATCH] operation logging

From: Daniel Rall <dlr_at_finemaltcoding.com>
Date: 2005-06-06 22:41:24 CEST

On Sun, 2005-06-05 at 21:24 -0500, kfogel@collab.net wrote:
>Greg Hudson <ghudson@MIT.EDU> writes:
>> Well, the obvious criticisms are:
>>
>> * Operations from 1.0 and 1.1 clients won't be logged. Having an
>> incomplete log isn't very satisfying.
>
>Yes, but there is no way around that, given the impossibility of
>deducing operations reliably given the information 1.0 and 1.1 send
>over the wire.
>
>We could add a feature whereby the server has the option to reject
>clients who don't declare that they intend to abide by the logging
>protocol. That would address the problem, albeit in a somewhat
>draconian manner ("Upgrade or you can't use our repository!").

This be handled with a hook script or server-side configuration which
would either reject or allow -- and log "unknown" or don't log at all --
operations based on client capabilities (negotiated through HTTP headers
and ra_svn's capabilities announcement mechanism).

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