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Re: [PATCH] Infinite re-prompts for user credentials

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2008 10:34:48 -0500

On Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 10:29 AM, C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net> wrote:
> Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
>> Sorry for not understanding, but why would a user ever want to be
>> re-prompted forever? I've always thought the 3-retries behavior was
>> deliberate and friendly.
> Yeah, I must agree. -1 on this change, unless perhaps it is implemented as
> a configuration option (in the 'servers' file) like 'max_auth_retries'.

I had started to type the same as you and Ben, but then I thought
perhaps Alex was just modifying this at the API level so that if a
tool like RapidSVN wants to provide infinite prompts they can do so?
Since I cannot really review the patch and understand it I left it.
If that is what he did would it be an OK patch?

I agree the command line should not behave this way, nor would I want
it from Subclipse.

Mark Phippard
Received on 2008-12-10 16:35:03 CET

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