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Re: passwords in subversion

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-12-13 19:18:54 CET

On Dec 13, 2004, at 9:34 AM, Scott Palmer wrote:

> 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.

Sure, if the criteria is "what's the simplest possible way to access
Subversion remotely?", then you'll almost always get the same answer:
'svnserve -d'. But there are many other possible criteria for
choosing an access method. That's what the table at the beginning of
chapter 6 is all about.

My point is that neither svnserve nor apache is a second-class citizen,
nor is one server is "more official" than another, or "more preferred".

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