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Re: Absolutely minimal file permissions for Subverison repository with Apache/DAV?

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2008c_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2008 01:43:11 -0500

On Aug 11, 2008, at 09:59, Toby Thain wrote:

> On 11-Aug-08, at 5:54 AM, david.x.grierson_at_jpmorgan.com wrote:
>> The reason for the 2755 permission setting in the example on that
>> page is
>> to set the "setgid" bit on the directory.
>> From the Solaris man page for chmod (which has a much better
>> explanation
>> of octal codes than the Linux man pages):
>>> 20#0 Set group ID on execution if # is 7, 5, 3, or 1.
>>> Enable mandatory locking if # is 6, 4, 2, or 0.
>> For directories, files are created with BSD semantics for
>> propagation
>> of the group ID. With this option, files and subdirectories
>> created in
>> the directory inherit the group ID of the directory, rather
>> than of the
>> current process. It may be cleared only by using symbolic mode.
>> This will mean that all objects will be created with www-data group
>> ownership
> This is only relevant if processes *other* than the web server are
> also operating on the repo, surely? (Unusual except for maintenance?)

Not unusual if you are supporting multiple repository access methods:


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