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Re: svnserve/svnserve.conf file

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-08-26 19:19:48 CEST

On Thu, 2004-08-26 at 11:03, bruce wrote:

> if i create new/multiple repositories, do i need to restart svnserve in
> order for svnserve to be aware of the newly created repositories...

No. The client connects to svnserve, and asks for a path. svnserve
then 'splits' the path in half: the first half leads to a repository,
the 2nd half is an imaginary path "within" the repository database.
svnserve isn't explictly tracking repositories: it finds them through
trial and error.

> also, i can't get my hands around exactly what the 'realm' in the
> svnserve.conf file is used for... can anybody shed light on what this
> attribute is good for!!!

Your svn client caches passwords in ~/.subversion/auth/. Read chapter 6
to learn about it. The "realm" is a string that the server sends when
it challenges the client: "please authenticate in <REALM>". If the
authentication is successful, the svn client uses the "realm" as a key
for caching the password.

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