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Re: a few nits setting up svn...

From: Perry E. Metzger <perry_at_piermont.com>
Date: 2004-02-13 18:47:46 CET

Brian Mathis <bmathis@directedge.com> writes:
>>As I said, the easiest thing of all is probably the 30 lines of code
>>needed to make the local access method successfully use suid. It
>>should probably just open the files it needs, record the real user ID,
>>and drop privs. Alternatively, given that we're talking suid "svn" and
>>not suid root, it may be sufficient just to record the real user ID so
>>that the right user is recorded in the logs etc...
> There's already a way to make all your accesses to the repos "suid" to
> svn, it's called svnserve. Run it as user "svn" and viola, all
> accesses through it are done as user "svn". Tunnel over ssh, and
> you're done.

Why bother? The direct tools can do exactly the same thing, and then I
don't have to worry that svnserve is accidently misconfigured to
listen to the wrong interface one morning. Fewer moving parts, fewer

Perry E. Metzger		perry@piermont.com
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