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Re: mount repository on access

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2007b_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2007-07-12 00:03:58 CEST

On Jul 11, 2007, at 16:09, Philipp Engel wrote:

> Oliver Pajonk <oliver.pajonk <at> gmail.com> writes:
>> 2007/7/11, Philipp Engel <philipp.engel <at> filzip.com>:
>>> The reason why I want to do this is that I want to put the
>>> repository
>>> into a encrypted loop-device, so that the sensitive data is
>>> protected.
>>> Is that possible?
>> Just my two cents: in any case you would have to (manually!) enter an
>> extra passwort on the server on each access to the repository to
>> mount
>> the disk. Maybe that is something you do not want? Reason: if you
>> place the password on the server itself you can leave the disk
>> mounted. It makes no difference.
> As I imagine it, the subversion password would also be the password
> that
> unlocks the encryption. And using a ssl connection this password would
> also be safe during transfer.
> There is pam-mount, which allows to mount a device when logging into
> a unix machine. That would be an option, but I would first have to log
> in e.g. via ssh and then access the repository. But I would like to do
> this at once. Does anyone have an idea?

Then perhaps you will want to serve your repository using the svn+ssh
protocol, because that's exactly what happens: when you access the
repository, an ssh connection is opened, you log into it, the server
starts the svnserve process, serves your request, and the process
closes again. See the book for more:


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