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Re: prevent Linux root from seeing my files

From: Campbell Allan <campbell.allan_at_sword-ciboodle.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2010 11:50:09 +0000

On Monday 29 Nov 2010, Piotr Kabacinski wrote:
> On 29-11-2010 10:18, He Dajiang wrote:
> > For some reason, my svn server is in someone else's Linux machine. Is
> > there any way for me to prevent the Linux root from seeing and copying my
> > files?
> If you are able to create dedicated partition you could encrypt repo
> like described here:
> http://www.hypersphere.org/personal/svn.shtml

With some pretty important drawbacks, the no diff/conflict resolution would be
a dealbreaker for me

* The svn diff command is rendered useless, as the repository itself is
comprised, entirely, of encrypted data.
* The repository will be enormous. Because the data is all encrypted with a
block cipher, Subversion will be incapable of efficiently storing diffs, and
compression programs (such as BZip) will, also, have little effect. A few
basic tests have shown a 300% increase in repository size, making it wise to
restrict the amount of data stored therein.
* Conflict-resolution via subversion will also be useless. If a conflict
occurs, you'll have to manually merge the two versions on the mountpoint.

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