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Re: Using Subversion in a dumb organization

From: Kenneth Porter <shiva_at_sewingwitch.com>
Date: 2006-08-22 00:37:07 CEST

--On Monday, August 21, 2006 12:01 PM -0400 Toby Johnson
<toby@etjohnson.us> wrote:

> Since any perceived "security" in VSS is simply a smokescreen (since
> using VSS requires full read/write/delete access to its underlying file
> shares), a fun tactic is to demonstrate this fact to the powers that be
> (not by anything malicious of course, just showing them that you could
> browse around the repo backend and basically change/delete data files,
> change access privileges, etc.)

In fact, the vss2svn conversion completely ignores the "security" files and
goes straight to the backend database. It works fine with a read-only
share, or a copy of your VSS repo on CD, as well.

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