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Re: Setting up a remote Subversion repository (slightly off-topic)

From: Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel_at_comcast.net>
Date: 2006-05-14 17:56:07 CEST

Eric Hanchrow wrote:
>>>>>> "Graham" == Graham Reeds <grahamr@ntlworld.com> writes:
> Graham> What I want to achieve is this: - Have a subversion
> Graham> repository and configure it so that only I can access it.
> Graham> - Deny browsing access to outside the world (secure it
> Graham> against idle browsing).
> If you have access to a shell on the server machine, you'd need to
> edit your server's svnserve.conf file, and tell it to use a password
> database; then tell it that anonymous accessors get neither read nor
> write access, but authenticated accessors get both. Then create the
> password file, and add an entry for yourself.
> The Book (http://svnbook.org) explains how to do this.

Wait. svnserve by itself is not securable, due to its public password use.
Is there web-space, with HTTPS access available? Can you put the repository
there, under your public_html directory if necessary?

> If, on the other hand, you _can't_ get a shell on that machine, then
> you're at the mercy of the company that runs it. Maybe they have a
> web interface for configuring subversion; maybe you can simply beg
> them to set it up for you.

I'd be curious if they have this: I'm looking around for a good
virtumin/usermin module for Subversion right now.

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