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Re: Question about svnserve and security

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2006-09-18 19:56:43 CEST

On 9/18/06, Don Adams <dadams@scisol.com> wrote:
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> Hello all...I was hoping somebody could answer this question. I can't seem
> to find a definitive answer. How secure is the custon protocol svnserve? I
> know it uses CRAM-MD5 so the password never goes out on the wire in the
> clear, and it seems that many, or most people use it with SSH to provide an
> encrypted tunnel. What we want to do is just open up the port for svnserve
> and NOT use SSH. We do not care if the data is encrypted or not, we do care
> if the password goes over the wire though.

svnserve uses CRAM-MD5 authentication, so the password itself never
goes over the wire, just an md5 hash of it.

-garrett

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