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Re: MOD_DAV_SVN + SVNSERVE_WRAPPER + file system rights

From: Ben Reser <ben_at_reser.org>
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2013 15:16:10 -0800

On 11/22/13 2:56 PM, Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> Might not be a bad idea then to make the artificial/invalid
> request_rec.filename value look less like a URL then? Just in case it
> ends up in someone's "(gdb) p" output, or in a log file, etc.
> For example, "svn+invalid:/usr/local/svn/ppt/trunk".

My primary goal was to make it unlikely to appear as though it was an actual
path on the local file system since it really isn't. This is also following a
similar pattern in Apache httpd that the proxy module uses where it prefixes
the URLs it's proxying to in r->filename as proxy:

The lack of the extra slash "svn:/" vs "svn://" should be enough to signal it
isn't a URL.

I'd be concerned that "svn+invalid:" would imply to people there is something
invalid about the path.

Ultimately I don't think whatever we put in there is going to make everyone
happy. But since quite a few modules crash if r->filename is NULL we had to
put something in there, might as well make it somewhat useful.
Received on 2013-11-23 00:16:48 CET

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