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Re: Any known restrictions by using svn over file-protocol (file:///) ?

From: David Weintraub <qazwart_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-06-27 19:21:29 CEST

On 6/27/05, Frank Striegel <f.striegel@easysoft.info> wrote:
> are there any known restrictions by using svn over file-protocol (file:///)
> on a network-share with more than one decelopers? Should I switch to svnserve (svn:///) or apache?

Not really a "restriction" as more of a question of security.

In order for the file:// protocol to work, that user must have direct
write access to the repository. That means any user could simply
delete all repository files, make changes in your repository, or play
around with any hooks that you've programmed.

The other protocols, svnserve and apache, isolate your repository from
direct user access. Any changes made to the source archive are logged
and, more importantly, completely reversible.

"file://" is good if you're the only user or are running through some
Subversion scenario.. However, it is so easy to setup the svnserver
protocol, it seems silly not to do it.

David Weintraub
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