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Re: authz: what has precidence when user is multiply referenced for a particular path?

From: Steven Simpson <ss_at_domain.invalid>
Date: 2006-05-21 15:23:32 CEST

Frank Gruman wrote:
> Steven Simpson wrote:
>> <snip>
>> No, I think you were right, in the context that was snipped: "Most
>> severe restrictions should apply" (Jeb). In that case, whoever you are,
>> both lines apply, and the most severe restriction is to take away 'w',
>> whether you're in @developers or not.
> I disagree with that. What you just said completely removes the
> ability to set a repository as world readable and group/individual
> writable.
Yes, I agree. I'm not advocating Jeb's suggestion, merely pointing out
that someone else, who also thought it was bad, had interpreted it
correctly, after being told otherwise. Here's a summary of how this
particular branch of the argument developed (as I understand it, of course):

    * Lieven Govaerts said that svn stops as soon as it finds sufficient
      permissions within the directory entry.
    * Jeb then said that svn's behaviour was unconventional, and
      suggested that the rule should be "most severe restrictions should
      apply". (I don't think he was saying how svn currently works.)
    * Greg Thomas said that Jeb's suggested behaviour would prevent a
      certain useful configuration.
    * Lieven told Greg that the configuration was still possible (but I
      think that Lieven hadn't realised that Greg was talking about the
      suggested behaviour, or perhaps that the suggested and actual
      behaviours were different - correct?).
    * Greg seemed to agree that he'd made a mistake, and that Lieven's
      interpretation was correct.
    * I assured Greg that his original assessment was correct - the
      suggested behaviour would prevent a useful configuration.



ss at comp dot lancs dot ac dot uk                                     |
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