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RE: Status of SVNPathAuthz short_circuit

From: Cooke, Mark <mark.cooke_at_siemens.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Dec 2010 07:29:54 -0000

> Bruno De Fraine wrote:
> >
> > Is my interpretation of "short_circuit" v.s. regular path-based
> > authorization correct? Or if not, what is the impact of
> "short_circuit"?
> > Since performance problems are so apparent with path-based
> authorization,
> > why is this seemingly useful option given so little attention?
> >
> -----Original Message-----
> From: JamieEchlin [mailto:jamie.echlin_at_credit-suisse.com]
> Sent: 30 November 2010 17:55
> To: users_at_subversion.apache.org
> Subject: Re: Status of SVNPathAuthz short_circuit
> This is an excellent question, I have the same issues as
> Bruno, and I really
> can't add anything to the question to make it clearer. Just that, to
> rephrase, under what circumstances should you not use short_circuit?
> NB Unfortunately the replies to this thread should actually
> be a different
> thread.
> cheers, jamie
> --
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Hmm, interesting, I had not really looked at that part of my

My reading is, like yours, that 'short-circuit' ignores any other
authorisation mechanism that may be configured in apache by talking
directly to mod_authz_svn... So if you ever tried to configure a
different directory-access-control module, it would be _silently_
ignored. The risk is someone trying to change the authz provider (or
add a new one) and wondering why it isn't working!

I think I will try `short-circuit` for myself and see if it helps us
too. Thanks for highlighting it.

~ mark c
Received on 2010-12-01 08:30:34 CET

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