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Re: Encrypted Repositories. . .?

From: Michael Williams <gberz3_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-06-20 17:00:12 CEST

On Jun 20, 2007, at 10:50 AM, Greg Thomas wrote:
> Well, I can see a way it could be. svn is enhanced such that the code
> is encrypted at the client side, and then passed over the network and
> stored on disk, still encrypted. When you check out the code, it's
> decrypted client side.
> The drawback is that all files would essentially become binary and
> hence non-mergable.
> Greg

Well, I don't have a problem with the temporary "vulnerability" of
the encrypt/decrypt process. After all, that would be no less secure
than the current status. My concern would be with physical theft of
the machine or "hackers" acquiring something on the level of FTP
access and snatching the files. In either of these two cases I'd
prefer to know that my resultant data is encrypted in place. Does
that make sense?

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