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Re: SASL for ra_svn on Windows

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-05-26 15:43:34 CEST

Vlad Georgescu wrote:
> So, one way you can isolate yourself from other applications would be to
> install the SASL plugins in a TSVN-specific location and call the
> sasl_set_path() function before doing anything with Subversion, like this:
> if (sasl_set_path(SASL_PATH_TYPE_PLUGIN, "your path here") != SASL_OK)
> { /* handle error */ }

That would help, yes. But still not solve the problem: sasl would still
search the plugins in all the registered paths.

And since SASL is for authentication, I don't like the idea that even if
everything goes right with the installation/dll-loading, some other apps
could overwrite some SASL dlls with maybe insecure versions and my app
would then use those. That's also why OpenSSL recommends to not use it
as a dll but link it statically.


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