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Re: Disabling svn+ssh access?

From: James FitzGibbon <jfitzgibbon_at_primustel.ca>
Date: 2005-06-14 12:56:24 CEST

On Jun-14-05, at 6:32 AM, Lutz Frommberger wrote:

> usually users access the repository via WebDAV, and that works really
> fine. Some users, however, manage to checkout via svn+ssh (the users
> have an account there and the right permissions to do so and I can't
> easily change that), but this causes problems, as some hook scripts
> don't run due to permission problems. Also users confuse passwords
> etc.
>
> So I want to disable the svn+ssh access without disabling the ssh
> access. How can this be done?

Given that the URIs the users use don't have to have a direct
relationship to the location of the repo on disk, can't you just move
the repo somewhere on the server that only the WebDAV server can get
to? You'd need a few seconds of downtime (depending on whether the
new location was on the same filesytem or not), but the URIs the
users use wouldn't have to change, as you'd just change your SVNPath
or SVNParentPath directive to mask the move.

Presumably they have permissions as regular users to get to the repo
on disk, not by becoming root or anything like that, so moving the
repo one directory level down and changing ownership of the new
parent to a group that the web server user is in but they are not
should do the trick, wouldn't it?

-- 
j.
James FitzGibbon
Systems Developer, Primus Telecommunications Canada
416.644.6111
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