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

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2005-06-07 11:02:31 CEST

Adrian Hoe wrote:
> I installed SVN-1.2.0 on my SuSE Linux 9.1 Pro box. I invoke svnserve
> via xinetd. I am able to do
>
> svn co svn+ssh://user@hostname/svn/pro/aaa
>
> I was then asked to enter password for user thrice. I have read the
> archive about required to enter password twice.
>
> Why is it so? Is this a bug, or extra security? :-) Is there anyway
> to change this?

Subversion was designed to treat RA (Repository Access) sessions as fairly
lightweight disposable objects. Some operations genuinely need multiple
sessions, others happen to close and re-open sessions rather than passing
around a single long-lived session, just because it happened that it was
easier to code that way.

It doesn't bother most people, because it's only in the case of external
authentication (ssh) using a password, that this actually becomes
user-visible.

Best thing to do is to configure public key authentication and ssh-agent.

Max.

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