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Re: SVNPathAuthz and 1.1.1

From: Mark Phippard <MarkP_at_softlanding.com>
Date: 2004-11-05 21:06:43 CET

Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman@collab.net> wrote on 11/05/2004 02:55:57 PM:

> On Nov 5, 2004, at 8:12 AM, Mark Phippard wrote:
> > I have seen it mentioned that you can add this setting to your Apache
> > config to restore the performance of svn log:
> >
> > SVNPathAuthz Off
> >
> > There is no mention of this in the book anywhere. What exactly does
> > do?
> Sorry, I haven't documented it yet. It's broken in 1.1.0, fixed in
> 1.1.1
> 'SVNPathAuthz off' will completely disable all path-based authz
> checking. It prevents apache from doing GET subrequests to check the
> readability of specific repository paths.

Thanks. What I do not get is why this is needed. Don't you have to
explicitly turn authz on anyway? What is the point of turning it on and

In other words, I assume that authz doesn't do anything unless I have the
AuthzSVNAccessFile directive specified. So why wouldn't I just remove
this directive if I didn't want the functionality?


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