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Re: file encryption

From: Martin Eisenhardt <martin.eisenhardt_at_wiai.uni-bamberg.de>
Date: 2005-10-26 11:53:28 CEST

Hello Sascha,

On Wednesday 26 October 2005 11:35, Sascha Herpers wrote:
> Hello,
> I don't know if it is a dumn question (sorry if so),

You know: there are no dumb questions, only dumb answers.

> but can files
> stored in a repository be encrypted? The server, that is to host
> subversion, is maintained by students working for our chair. They must
> not be able to read the contents of the repositories.

Try solving these issues with traditional Linux/Unix/Windows tools, file
system access privileges, or similar.

> Is there a way to automatically encrypt the files before storing them in
> a repository. It would be okay if all repositories would be encrypted in
> the same way.

That way, subversion would not be able to derive diffs between files, so the
repository would soon grow HUGE, and larger parts of subversion's
functionality would seize to work. It would be very similar to the case where
you only have binary files in a repository: no diffs, no incremental
updates, ...

> Thanks for any hint,
> Sascha Herpers

You're welcome!

Kindest regards
Martin Eisenhardt

Dipl. Wirtsch.Inf. (Univ.) Martin Eisenhardt
Otto-Friedrich-University Bamberg
Department Business Informatics and Applied Computer Science
Media Informatics Group
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