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Re: SSH svnserver under windows?

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-11-28 07:20:21 CET

"Gili" <junk@bbs.darktech.org> writes:
> There doesn't seem to be any documentation on exactly how to
> configure svnserver to run under Windows
> (preferrably as a service) and tunnel through SSH. I've read the
> majority of the Subversion documentation and only
> the client-side is discussed for SSH + Subversion. The FAQ doesn't
> have anything either. I've gotten SSHd installed
> and running as a service on my system. What now?

This question confused me too, until I finally realized how it works.

When you do svn+ssh, there is no svnserve daemon process on the
server. Instead, 'svnserve' is started up *as a one-time command* on
the server side. This is done automatically, with the right
arguments, by the svn client itself. In other words, the client side
sees "svn+ssh", and knows to run on the server as a remote command.

Of course, you need to be careful about repository user/group
ownership and permissions for this to work. See


for details.

Hope this helps,

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Received on Sun Nov 28 07:25:03 2004

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