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Re: Can passwd file hold password in encrypted format ?

From: Thomas Harold <tgh_at_tgharold.com>
Date: 2007-05-23 22:17:27 CEST

> One very good reason for this would be to handle trusted local LAN
> users differently from remote WAN users. We run both svnserve for the
> local LAN users, and HTTPS over Apache with LDAP authentication for
> remote users. I find svnserve is a little faster on LAN connections,
> and HTTPS is just far more convenient than svn+ssh for our off-site
> contractors. If we allowed any WAN anonymous reads, we would probably
> do that over Apache HTTP without LDAP.

Our preference was to simply use svn+ssh for everything (LAN and WAN
access). Which avoids the whole issue of the passwords being stored in
plain text.

(Any reason why we shouldn't use svn+ssh for LAN? The server load seems
to not care very much.)

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Received on Wed May 23 22:18:30 2007

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