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Re: Error checking out large repository -- illegal padding

From: Andy Helten <andy.helten_at_dot21rts.com>
Date: 2004-07-30 02:21:19 CEST

Ed MacDonald wrote:

>If encryption is the only thing holding you back from using svnserve and the
>svn:// protocol, and you are worried about security setting up a bunch of
>system accounts, you could try this.
>1. Create 1 system account. Lock it down so that it has can open an ssh
>shell, but nothing else.
>2. Give the account info to your users and have them set up an ssh tunnel
>for the svnserv port:
> ssh -L 3690:host.example.com:3690
>3. Set up svnserve users db as normal.
>4. Pretend svnserve is local and proceed as normal:
> svn co svn://localhost/myrepo
>SSH will encrypt the traffic to the server for you, and you'll be using
>svnserve for auth/auth.

Thanks! I will give this a try. The only step I may have a problem
with is locking down a user account so that it can only access ssh. Is
this documented somewhere for Linux?

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