Re: AW: Two-Site Subversion Repository Setup Ideas
From: Richard Cavell <richardcavell_at_mail.com>
Date: Mon, 06 Jun 2011 09:40:48 +0000
My suggestion ensures that both staff will need to be corrupt in order for the source to leak. Here, there's an armoured car company that does large cash transfers, where every operation requires at least two staff to be present. They say that it's so that if someone attacks one staff member, there's another to back him up, but the real reason is so the staff can watch each other.
I can think of many situations where such paranoia is necessary - like I said, even the leakage of Half-Life 2 is a multi-million dollar disaster that any company would gladly pay big money to avoid.
I think that your problem is of the type that requires expertise in espionage/data security, more than in subversion itself. No technical solution is going to be able to overcome the problem of infrequent synchronization. Of course, you can do things like grouping certain files as being the domain of site A, and the rest to be the domain of site B, or you could communicate every day by phone to describe the changes without actually publishing them to each other. But I think really, you have to sync more frequently.
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Hi, Richard, Von: Richard Cavell [mailto:email@example.com] > I think they're going to have to communicate more often than once a week. Set up a trusted staff member to act as courier, who drives back and forth every day. If you're really paranoid, ensure that the CD is encrypted by a method unknown to the courier, by a second staff member who is that staff member least friendly with the courier. Why the staff member least friendly with the courier? This raises the probability that they both can be bribed by an external independently, each of them relying on the other one, and they won't talk about that. Regards, Markus Schaber ___________________________ We software Automation. 3S-Smart Software Solutions GmbH Markus Schaber | Entwicklung Memminger Str. 151 | 87439 Kempten | Tel. +49-831-54031-0 | Fax +49-831-54031-50 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Web: http://www.3s-software.com CoDeSys Internet-Forum: http://forum.3s-software.com Geschäftsführer: Dipl.Inf. Diet
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