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Re: checkout performance

From: Paul Koning <pkoning_at_equallogic.com>
Date: 2005-12-21 15:49:13 CET

>>>>> "Richard" == Richard Musil <richard.musil@gmail.com> writes:

 Richard> Now, while you are mentioning this, I recall I have seen on
 Richard> ethereal capture session that for each file there are two
 Richard> Kerberos authentication requests (I do not use keytab) - the
 Richard> first one failing.

 Richard> As far as SVN documentation goes, it seems to be desired
 Richard> behavior (auth check on each access).

That doesn't make any sense.

It is only useful to authenticate often enough to catch invalidation
of authentication credentials. A person's identity doesn't change
from millisecond to millisecond! Authentication results should be
cached. Ideally, there is external information available that guides
the caching rules. (For example, public key certificates have such
information in them.)


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