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RE: bad access methods (was: 100% repeatable repo wedging)

From: Jarod Wilson <jarod_at_voicebox.com>
Date: 2004-03-04 22:49:21 CET

> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Peacock [mailto:jpeacock@rowman.com]
> Jarod Wilson wrote:
> > Which is one of the primary reasons why I do NOT want to use it. I
> > WANT to have unique logins, both for security reasons and so we
> > exactly who checked in what. And there's no transport-layer
> > encryption that way.
> You are confusing "access the repository files" (server) and
> "accessing the repository" (client), which are slightly
> different things. The first is what user actually accesses
> the files on disk, whereas the second is what Author is set
> to when changes are committed. These are not necessarily the
> same thing.

Yeah, I figured that out after posting, sort of. However, one advantage
of using unique logins via ssh is that logwatch will report who all
logged in. I haven't yet investigated logwatch integration with svn
directly though.

> There is a patch in TRUNK which changes svnserve slightly to
> permit it to run as a single user, yet use the authenticated
> ssh username for the Author for purposes of committing. The
> developer uses:
> $ svn co svn+ssh://svn@host/repo
> and you get ssh authentication and encryption, yet the
> repository files are always accessed by a single user. This
> feature won't be available until 1.1.0 however (unless you
> apply the patch yourself). See this thread here:
> http://www.contactor.se/~dast/svn/archive-2004-02/0220.shtml

Huh, cool. I think we're good to go at the moment, but I'll definitely
be keeping an eye on the project's progress.

> John
> p.s. FWIW, I am planning on running with this scheme
> installed now, rather than waiting for 1.1.0 to come out.
> I'm not recommending that... ;~)

Yeah, I think we'll stick with the release stuff for production work,
thank you. ;-)

Jarod C. Wilson, RHCE
System Administrator
VoiceBox Technologies
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