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Re: Yes YA (well reasoned?) feature request :)

From: Madan U Sreenivasan <madanus_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2008 15:37:14 +0530

That is true, but I was wondering if the URL could be turned back with a
no-access error from the webserver itself. Here in the apache conf, you can
specific directory level permissioning.


On Tue, Jul 1, 2008 at 2:21 PM, Peter Kennard <peterk_at_livingwork.com> wrote:

> subversion itself would have to manage those files since they are contained
> within the repository - this is not a feature of subversion AFAIK.
> At 12:41 AM 7/1/2008, you wrote:
>> Why dont you control directory based access using the .htaccess? wouldnt
>> that be much simpler?
>> Regards,
>> Madan.
>> On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 11:41 PM, Peter Kennard <<mailto:
>> peterk_at_livingwork.com>peterk_at_livingwork.com> wrote:
>> (forward to dev if they want this :)
>> I just set up apache2-svn-dav based access control for a big project with
>> a bunch of repositories and many directories.
>> So I have a fresh perspective :)
>> I have a big repository with a lot of directories.
>> I want to give a contractor:
>> - list access to "trunk/java"
>> so they can get the list on eclipse "ImportProject" and click on them
>> - defined "rw" or "r" access to a subset of "trunk/java/*"
>> I had to allow "@group = r" on "trunk/java" for the list access
>> I then had to *explicitly* state "@group =" for every directory which I
>> did
>> not wish to give them any access, since the parent gives a default "r" to
>> all
>> it's children.
>> I would like to set it up so the default on subdirectories is "no access"
>> so if someone adds a new one it doesn't default to readable until we set it
>> so. Yet, I want them to have list access on the parent (which currently
>> makes children default to readable) so they can click-navigate
>> Upon thinking about this it seems the best solution would be to add "x" to
>> the
>> directory permissions and specifying "x" without "r" or "w", disallows
>> read and write but allows the operations needed for a directory "listing" of
>> it's children. So full access would be "rwx". for compatibility "r" or "w"
>> would imply "x" by default.
>> Peter K.
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Received on 2008-07-01 12:07:41 CEST

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