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Re: Things that mighta made my life easier

From: Matt Sickler <crazyfordynamite_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-09-19 23:18:19 CEST

On 9/19/07, David W. Wilson <wilson.d@anseri.com> wrote:
> Many IT people today have greatness thrust upon them, and I have just
> implemented a Collabnet SVN Server quick, fast and in a hurry with a
> modicum of IT knowledge. I count myself fortunate to have found CSS, as it
> allowed me to quickly set up a the server meeting security guidelines with a
> minimum of developer disruption.
> My task would have been easier if:
> - The SVN guide showed me how to implement global SVN+Apache server
> security, not just SVN repository security.

Arent those two things the same?

> - The SVN guide warned TortoiseSVN+mod_authz_svn users to grant
> read all users read access to the SVN repository root. It seems that at
> least one TSVN feature (the revision graph) requires access to the SVN
> verbose log, and if the user does not have read access to the root, they
> cannot read the log and the revision graph fails (even if they have read
> access for the file they are graphing). The only way around this problem
> seems to be to grant all users read access in the root, and to restrict
> access as necessary in immediate subdirectories of the root. This compromise
> restores TSVN revision graphing at the cost of unprotecting files in the SVN
> root. Unless and until this issue is addressed, users need to know how to
> configure the SVN access file to work around it. I can provide some
> assistance here.

Go complain^H talk to tortoisesvn devs, it's their fault for this one.

> - The SVN guide contained some information about obtaining a
> compatible mod_auth_sspi module and configuring Win32 domain authentication,
> including an access file example. Maybe (dare I hope) mod_auth_sspi.o could
> even ship with SVN or CSS (Microphobia notwithstanding, a lot of us have no
> choice but to work with Windows).

I think the book assumes that if you are crazy enough to need this,
you will already know how to do it. Remember, svnbook only explains
svn and its immediate helpers (apache).

> If the SVN guide does include this information, don't kill me too hard.

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