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RE: svnserve and inetd: malformed network data

From: Erik Huelsmann <e.huelsmann_at_gmx.net>
Date: 2004-03-10 20:33:51 CET

> > > Why didn't I think of that? Explains a lot, here's the output:
> > >
> > > ---
> > > Type '--inetd --help' for usage.
> > > You must specify one of -d, -i, -t
> or -X.
> > > ---
> >
> > It does explain a lot! The program thinks that the --inetd option you
> > specified is it's own name. For some reason it did not pick up that you
> specified
> > -i. Specifying -t to make it work actually only camouflages the fact
> that
> you
> > are now running from inetd in tunneled mode: this is *not* a good idea
> > because the connection is now marked as 'externally authenticated'
> > meaning that no
> > extra authentication is needed. Could you show the inetd line which you
> > used to setup this configuration?
> Actually, no. When I try to commit a file it still requires my login data,
> won't do anything without it. Even tried using my system password or other
> accounts, so it's 100% sure it's using svnserve.conf.

ok. that's good. the only thing is that if you use both -i and -t (in that
order) then (from looking at the code) the result has to be a svnserve running
in -t mode. The other way around holds too: specify both -t and -i and
you'll end up with a server running in -i mode.

> ---
> #:SVN: SubVersion
> 3690 stream tcp nowait root /usr/bin/svnserve -i -t --root /repos/public/
> 3691 stream tcp nowait root /usr/bin/svnserve -i -t --root /repos/private/
> ---

The first thing after the /usr/bin/svnserve is what is reported to svnserve
as the name of its binary. The lines above should read:

#:SVN: SubVersion
3690 stream tcp nowait root /usr/bin/svnserve svnserve -i --root
3691 stream tcp nowait root /usr/bin/svnserve svnserve -i --root



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