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Re: passwords in subversion

From: Scott Palmer <scott.palmer_at_2connected.org>
Date: 2004-12-13 16:34:59 CET

On Dec 13, 2004, at 8:52 AM, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:

> On Dec 13, 2004, at 6:34 AM, Henrik Vendelbo wrote:
>> WebDAV is actually considered the preferred access method if previous
>> mailing list comments are to be belived.
> I sure hope that's not the impression we give. I think just as many
> people use svn:// or svn+ssh:// as use http://. The book even goes to
> great length to stress that no access method is "preferred" over
> another.

 From reading this list I get the opposite impression. Save yourself
some grief with the complex and error-prone setup of Apache (and BDB,
and unix permission ugliness) and run a simple svnserve with a FSFS
back end. (If the simpler security scheme is acceptable to you of
course.) With that setup and using only the svn: access method, NOT
svn+ssh: (set up a ssh tunnel if you need to), the chances of screwing
up seem to go down a great deal.

I realize that Apache is required by many users, and it is usually just
configuration errors that cause people grief with other access methods.
  But such errors do account for a lot of traffic on this list, so if
you don't need to configure all that other stuff, don't.


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