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Re: svn forgets authentication password

From: Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Nov 2010 07:42:56 -0400

On Thu, Nov 4, 2010 at 6:47 AM, David Aldrich <David.Aldrich_at_eu.nec.com> wrote:
> Hi Nico
>> Hard to tell. Did you compile it yourself, or are you using your
>> distribution's Linux? And have you looked in .subversion for the
>> authorization file with your password stored in it?
> Thanks for referring me back to that area. I deleted the existing authorization files and then found that the password is correctly stored. Not sure what was going on but its fixed now.
>> Mind you, I provoundly loathe this feature. It puts your passwords in
>> clear text in your $HOME/.subversion directory, and is one of the
>> reasons I so strongly espouse svn+ssh access, which typically relies
>> on SSH keys.
> Understood. We currently use https. Do you know how https speed compares with svn+ssh?

In general, the protocol over which the connection is bundled is not a
big performance limit. For moderately used repositories, complex
post-commits doing silly things or doing checkouts to CIFS shares are
such overwhelming performance hits that I've not noticed particular
differences between svn+ssh and HTTPS.

Heavily burdened servers running into resource limits for all that
encryption, well, that's a different story.
Received on 2010-11-04 12:43:34 CET

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