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Re: How to serve a repository from a filesystem with no access right support?

From: John Peacock <john.peacock_at_havurah-software.org>
Date: 2007-11-29 20:08:14 CET

Szabolcs Szakacsits wrote:
> On Thu, 29 Nov 2007, John Peacock wrote:
>> I truly don't understand why anyone using Linux [who had a choice] would
>> choose NTFS over almost any other native Linux filesystem (especially ext3).
> There are many reasons but typically it's interoperability. Hundreds of
> million computer users are "stuck" to Windows for whatever reasons. I think
> they should be given the chance to decide what works the best for them.

Please correct me if I am misunderstanding something:

1) NTFS-3G is a native NTFS driver for Linux, that allows a Linux server
to maintain on a Windows filesystems located locally (i.e. not a remote

2) Remote Windows machines communicate with a Linux hosted NTFS-3G drive
via Samba's CIFS implementation.

3) Subversion is a fully networked service over http:// or svn:// (use
of file:// for multiple user access is strongly discouraged).

Therefor there is *no* [good] reason to provide NTFS access to Windows
clients of a Subversion repository. Just because you /can/ doesn't make
it a good idea...


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