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Re: [PATCH] Make SASL mechanism negotiation smarter

From: Malcolm Rowe <malcolm-svn-dev_at_farside.org.uk>
Date: 2006-10-11 20:44:11 CEST

On Wed, Oct 11, 2006 at 09:07:19PM +0300, Vlad Georgescu wrote:
> - the SASL anonymous plugin doesn't have anything to do with the
> internal anonymous/cram-md5 auth; it's just a simple implementation of
> the SASL plugin API; in fact, the old code (located in
> libsvn_ra_svn/simple_auth.c) isn't even compiled when SASL is
> detected; both simple_auth.c and sasl_auth.c implement the function
> svn_ra_svn__do_auth, but in different ways.

Okay. So, sorry if this is a stupid question, but is it therefore not
possible to compile a SASL-enabled svnserve and point it at a regular
svnserve password file using svnserve.conf?

That is, SASL takes over the entire authn process, and you either have a
SASL-enabled server that uses SASL, or a non-SASL-enabled server that
uses the 'passwd' setting in svnserve.conf?


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