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RE: [ANNOUNCE] svnrdump: A new dumper/ loader in trunk

From: Jon Foster <Jon.Foster_at_cabot.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2010 21:49:56 +0100

Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> Feldhacker, Chris wrote on Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 15:27:25 -0500:
> > Ramkumar:
> > > Again, I expect that access control/ security is automatically
taken care
> > > of in the RA layer. `svnrdump load` is just like a user making
some changes
> > > and committing them one by one except the author and timestamp in
> > > dumpfile are preserved. Why would you want to block this?
> >
> > A client performing a regular commit cannot currently spoof the
author and timestamp, or can they?
> >
> Yes:
> svn propset --revprop svn:author
> svn propset --revprop svn:date

But not by default. Changing revprops has to be explicitly enabled by
the repository administrator. To do this, the server admin has to
explicitly create a "pre-revprop-change" hook, and set it to allow the
changes. Many "pre-revprop-change" scripts will disallow changes to
"svn:date" and "svn:author", although they might allow other revprops
such as "svn:log" to be edited.


Kind regards,


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