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Re: [PATCH] svnserve dropping root privileges

From: Peter Samuelson <peter_at_p12n.org>
Date: 2007-01-06 06:06:45 CET

[Micha? ?ukaszek]
> This of course is true, but nevertheless - patch adds a functionality
> that is not breaking anything, and could be useful for someone.

Well, features are not free. Somebody has to document them, people
have to configure them, the code needs to be maintained.

Unless you can come up with a situation where it is necessary to run
svnserve as root, but the admin really wants it to run as some other
user, I'd say there is no point in adding this feature. I can't think
of any such situation. I mean, even if you want svnserve to bind to a
low port number (not the default), just run it from inetd.

Received on Sat Jan 6 06:06:53 2007

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