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Re: Triple login required by svn+ssh and dynamic IP address for server

From: tekHedd <tekhedd_at_byteheaven.net>
Date: 2005-06-06 22:42:07 CEST

Adrian Hoe wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm testing SVN and plan to transition to SVN from CVS. Before getting
> to my main question, can anyone tell me (honestly) why should I move to
> SVN while CVS is still commonly use out there in the open source
> community? My company just started to use CVS not long ago and now we

Actually, one particularly compelling reason is that you just started to
use CVS not too long ago. IMO, subversion has reached the maturity level
where there's not much point in starting new projects in CVS any more.
Of course, caveats apply, but you will have relatively few surprises if
you RTM before starting.

Regarding ssh madness, the "proper" solution is to use ssh-agent to
cache your password. ssh-agent can drive you crazy if you use lots of
nested remote logins, but it does work in a mostly secure manner. (If
this isn't in the subversion faq, it should be. I'm pretty sure it's
mentioned in the svn+ssh section f the book, too. Isn't it?)

Personally, I use the "crappy security" approach: I use a ssh
certificate with no password on it. Needless to say, I keep my client
computer pretty well locked down.


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Received on Mon Jun 6 22:53:05 2005

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