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Re: authz_svn_module

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-03-05 17:20:07 CET

On Fri, 2004-03-05 at 06:39, Sander Striker wrote:

> > 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.

In other words, Apache isn't able to restrict access on paths *within*
an svn repository: it can only restrict access on the repository as a
whole. That's why we wrote mod_authz_svn.

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