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Re: SVN Security

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-07-16 00:43:26 CEST

On Jul 15, 2005, at 5:12 PM, Calvin wrote:

> I am trying to evaluate SVN. I want to switch to SVN from Perforce
> because I
> am cheap.
> But after I read the articles regarding SVN, sounds like it lacks a
> fatal
> feature: Security?

   Oops, did we forget to add that ingredient? Damn! :-)

> I am using Windows 2k3, and I am a pure MSFT fan, don't want to
> pollute my
> environment with any apache etc.

    We'd hate to pollute that squeaky-clean ultra-secure MSFT
software with dirty old apache!

> I need to be able to set securities like which user can access what
> folder,
> which could be readonly, write, no access, ..., etc.
> Is there a way to do it in SVN? Any existing solutions?

Yes, many solutions. I don't know where you got the idea that
subversion was insecure, or lacked permissions features. Please
chapter 6 in the svn book:


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