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Re: authz_svn_module

From: Sander Striker <striker_at_apache.org>
Date: 2004-03-05 13:39:26 CET

On Fri, 2004-03-05 at 01:41, Cristiano Paris wrote:
> Hi everyone,
>
> I've just finished setting up my first three subversion repositories and
> I've been dealing with acess control problems. Initially I decided to
> use the authz_svn_module but soon discovered it has too many limitations
> as I wanted to use SVNParentPath and have a Require directive in a
> Limit section.

You can use mod_authz_svn from trunk now, which does have support for
SVNParentPath. And, bonus, it supports checking for anonymous access
aswell nowadays.

> So I decided to use the access control primitives directly available in
> Apache, and it seems to work quite good. Apache is more flexible than
> authz_svn_module I think. So the point here is: what is the rationale
> of authz_svn_module? Is there a real difference between using Apache
> access control or using authz_svn_module?

Yes. The httpd core doesn't have any idea about the 'magic' !svn urls.

Sander

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