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Using SASL on a Windows server

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2008 09:31:16 +0000

Hi folks,

TortoiseSVN 1.5.0 beta is built with SASL support and the nightly svn
book now recommends using this as the preferred way to secure svn://
communications over the big bad internet. In the TortoiseSVN docs we
like to include instructions for setting up a server on a Windows box
since many small companies are stuck with a single Windows server.
However, reading the notes at
<http://svn.collab.net/repos/svn/trunk/notes/sasl.txt> does not make
it clear how you would setup/install SASL support for svnserve on a
Windows svn server, nor do the Cyrus docs themselves.

The implication is that you need to build Cyrus SASL in order to get
the required plugins to work with the pre-built svn binaries, and that
you also need to compile the utilities such as saslpasswd2. For
Windows sysadmins that is likely to be a problem (programs are built
by developers, not by users) and even if you could do that, you would
have to use the same compiler version as was used to build subversion
to avoid the infamous dll hell.

So, my question is: will subversion 1.5 Windows binaries also ship
with the required Cyrus SASL plugins and utilities, is it a feature
that just can't be used on a Windows server, or have I just got it all
horribly wrong?



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