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Re: Bug Report: Hooks not executed on repository connected via File to UNC path

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-09-01 00:05:21 CEST

On 8/31/07, Strip, David R <drstrip@sandia.gov> wrote:
> Yes, I know that this executes locally under my credentials. I am also
> aware that it executes in an empty environment.
> I can execute the .bat file with correct results from the hooks
> directory regardless of whether or not it is mapped to drive. The hook
> does execute when the repository is mapped, but the exact same
> repository connected to a UNC name doesn't execute the hooks.
> I was not aware of the vulnerability under FILE://, but now that you
> mention it, I'm guessing the problem arises when two (or more) people
> try to commit (or otherwise modify) the repository at the same time.
> Since FILE:// provides no directory level locking, you can get seriously
> hosed. Is that the issue?

That is one of the reasons (Stefan explained better than I could). The
other issues is that all users need full control at the filesystem
level on those directories - which means one errant press of the
Delete key can trash the whole repository. Remember, no Recycle Bin on
network resources.

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Received on Sat Sep 1 00:02:25 2007

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