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Re: svnserve passwd plaintext

From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-07-16 19:46:14 CEST

On Sun, 2006-07-16 at 04:50, gmu 2k6 wrote:
> >
> > Could you do it in Webmin? Webmin could resally use some modules for
> > handling Subversion, and this might be a nice little project for it.
>
> sorry, but I don't want to have any sort of http-daemon running at
> all. actually I also have OpenSSH running and that together with
> svnserve is enough of an attack vector besides the ineviatable but
> securable tcp/ip stack itself.
> running too many services on one box is not good, security and performance-wise.

Given a choice between old well-tested services where the known
bugs are already fixed and a new one, I'll choose the old
ones even if the new one sounds theoretically better.

> I'm trying to keep both Dual-Core CPUs free for all the hard work
> svnserve does when updating/committing (actually I'm happy svnserve
> can saturate the CPU but this naturally does not leave much space for
> additional services).

Ssh with blowfish encryption is pretty lightweight - or you could
offload the encryption of https by running stunnel or a proxy
on another machine connected by a secure interface.

-- 
  Les Mikesell
   lesmikesell@gmail.com
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