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Re: Encrypted Repositories. . .?

From: Michael Williams <gberz3_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-06-20 15:46:56 CEST

Alright, alright. . .I thank you for the input, but the personal
comments are a bit too much fellas. . . ;)

I obviously *must* be misstating the issue. It's rather simple:

1) The actual stored data is encrypted with PKI (GPG, PGP, etc)
2) The actual transaction/session is encrypted from end to end with
TSL, SSL, or whatever the heck you want
3) I wouldn't be encrypting the data randomly, only the session in
which the keys are exchanged, etc. . . even on the server and SVN
would handle said session itself.

. . .why is this so hard to understand? Granted folks in this
community are no idiots, but the fact that it's not currently being
done doesn't mean it shouldn't.

On Jun 20, 2007, at 9:30 AM, Benjamin Podszun wrote:

> Michael Williams wrote:
>> Why couldn't one have a doubly encrypted session? Basically a PKI
>> encrypted repository accessed via a session key? Like so:
> I fear I still don't get your idea.
> PKI or random shared keys help to communicate with each other
> securely. But storing your code with a different random key each
> time you commit something would be rather odd. Very secure, because
> you won't be able to decypher it again, but - not really useful.
> However you turn your current idea around: The server needs to
> access the repository in plaintext somehow. Whoever has hardware
> access to your machine can intervene and do nasty stuff, with only
> some differences in the difficulty.
> No offense, but I really think you should forget that idea.
> Hmm.. You consider a dedicated server too expensive, but want world-
> class protection for your source? If it is that valuable, you
> should be able to pay for the hardware as well. Regarding the
> security issues: I don't think that you can get better than the
> encrypt-your-storage approach without wasting tremendous amount of
> energy and money for a dubious benefit.
> Regards,
> Ben

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