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Re: FSFS repo on a network share

From: Stephen Connolly <stephen.alan.connolly_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2009 08:54:25 +0000

If the server hosting your files is linux, you might also want to look at my
blog post on linux+apache+subversion+sasl+active directory

google is your friend "Stephen's Java Adventures"

2009/2/26 David Weintraub <qazwart_at_gmail.com>

> On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 1:26 PM, James An <james_at_jamesan.ca> wrote:
> > It works, but it's clumsy because:
> >
> > * there's a bunch of local Apache services running, when it should really
> be
> > centralized at the server where the repos are stored,
> > * user passwords are regularly changed and the researchers have to
> re-input
> > their passwords for the local Apache service to continue to log in as
> them
> > (to get the correct privileges to access the repo), and
> > * the local workstation where the service is run has to be on (and logged
> in?)
> > in order for the manager (the only other person accessing the repos) to
> > access the remote repo
> >
> > Am I circumventing the safety measures by having the SVN server retrieve
> the
> > repo over the network?
>
> The problem with file:// is that if you can access your Subversion
> repository via file://, you can go directly to the repository
> directory and muck around in it directly -- even delete it.
>
> You can use svnserve. It's simple to setup and you can have it store
> its own passwords for the researchers. Then, you don't need direct
> access to the repository via a network share. It takes a minute or two
> to setup, and except to make sure that svnserve is actually running,
> almost no maintenance. And, it is much more secure than just file://.
>
> If you use Apache's httpd, you can setup Apache to do logging in via
> the Windows LDAP server. Heck, it sounds like it's pretty much already
> setup. Then the two researchers will have access over http:// or
> https://. The security will be the same as what your Apache server
> currently does.
>
> --
> David Weintraub
> qazwart_at_gmail.com
>
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