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Re: I use SVN for work, but what about for Home?

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>
Date: 2007-05-11 12:06:02 CEST

On 11/05/07, Roel Vanhout <roel@riks.nl> wrote:
> Simon Large wrote:
> >> No, if your web hosting account provides you with ssh access there is
> >> another way: http://subversion.tigris.org/faq.html#paranoid (svn+ssh). I
> >> would recommend this way because it will give you offsite backups 'for
> >> free'.
> > But that surely means that his hosting account has to support running
> > svnserve, no?
> Well right after I send this mail I realized that I must have been doing
> this with CVS and not with SVN because in 1999-2000 I wasn't using SVN
> yet (I think it was still in beta back then) - but it still works with
> SVN I think. Reading the link I gave, I understand that you don't
> actually need to run svnserver as in 'let svnserver bind to a port'; to
> quote from the link 'This makes your SSH program launch a private
> 'svnserve' process on the remote box, which accesses the repository as
> your UID and tunnels the information back over the encrypted link.'.

There's the rub. Somewhere in ISP space you need to be able to run the
svnserve process, even if it is SSH doing it for you. If they don't
support subversion and he can't install any programs, where is that
going to come from?

> The link says "A simple option is to use the svnserve server instead of
> Apache. See chapter 6 in the Subversion book for details. However, if
> your admins don't want you to run Apache, it's very likely they don't
> want you to run a custom server process on port 3690 either! So the rest
> of this answer assumes that your admins are okay with you using an
> existing SSH infrastructure." and I'm thinking that this is the
> situation that the OP is in.

Or are you assuming he wants to tunnel through to his svnserve at
work? I was assuming he wants to get his own ISP to do it.

David, can you clarify what you are trying to do?


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