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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: [Feature request] remember password for ssh+svn

From: Daniel Becroft <djcbecroft_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Dec 2009 09:45:22 +1000

On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 8:37 AM, naox <spamik_at_yum.pl> wrote:

> > Actually, if plink (or TortoisePlink) is requesting the password, it STR
> > that plink should be responsible for saving it. Otherwise, plink would
> need
> > some method of passing it back to TortoiseSVN.
>
> Of course plink is requesting password since TortoiseSVN failed to provide
> it :)
>

So why is it then TortoiseSVN's responsibility to remember it? Also, the -pw
command line switch expects the password in an unencrypted/unencoded format.
Are you expecting TortoiseSVN to store the password as cleartext? Or in a
format other than a one-way hash? Both a *massive* security violations.

> This whole conversation is text book example how opensource is being
> developed. I covered all those reply topics in my first post, but nobody
> cared to read it carefully.

The reasons about why this change cannot (and will not) be made have already
been covered numerous times. Simple alternatives have also been provided,
but you haven't bothered to attempt them.

Funny thing is I actualy don't use TortoiseSVN. A colegue asked me to make
> this request :)
>

Maybe you're colleague would be a better person to be debating the
requirements for this change?

Cheers,
Daniel B.

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