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Re: [PATCH] Authentication for svnserve using LDAP

From: Erik Huelsmann <ehuels_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 3 Feb 2008 20:44:22 +0100

On Feb 3, 2008 2:20 AM, Carlos Alberto Costa Beppler <beppler_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> Please reconsider this.
> Today we are using Apache which is slower and heavier than the
> svnserve just because we want to have the ldap authentication (agains
> our AD).
> I know that patching Cyrrus SASL is better, but have this option
> inside svnserve is a good thing for 2 reasons. 1) Is is far simpler
> than install Cyrrus SASL specially on Windows. 2) ldap is the standard
> authentication mechanism on many companies and many installs are using
> apache just to have this.

Improving Cyrus helps all consumers of Cyrus, meaning that you'd get
ldap with all applications you can build Cyrus with, instead of only
svnserve. I don't see how that could be a bad thing. I too am -1 on
having ldap specific code in svnserve: it's our simple server
implementation like CVS pserver, meaning we're not out to duplicate
Apache. This means we try to off-load all possible tasks which other
libraries can handle for us.

If otoh, our code needs to be simpler to build with Cyrus SASL or
sample installations and installation documentation should be
improved, I'm all for including that.



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