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Re: Using SVN over a Windows network

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2008 17:16:54 -0500

On Feb 6, 2008 5:13 PM, Eric Matthewson <ej.matthewson_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I have SVN and TSVN installed on my local computer. In our office we have a
> Windows server network set up along with a public (P:) drive.
>
> It is possible to set up a SVN repository on the public (P) drive without
> having to install SVN (server) on the Windows server by only using TSVN? If
> so, then what would the SVN server installation be useful for... using SVN
> over the web?

Possible? Yes. Recommended? NO.

Running a "real" SVN server (as opposed to everyone hitting a file
share via file:///) allows you to configure security for your
repository, and prevents problems with some network filesystem
protocols which can totally hose your repository.

The file:/// access layer (non-server, which is what you're proposing)
is only intended for local, single-user repositories. If you're
sharing and/or on a network, run a real server (HTTP or svnserve).

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