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Re: Windows 10 November 2019 security updates affecting file:// to Win2003 shares?

From: jimbobmcgee <users~subversion.apache.org_at_jimbobmcgee.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 19:20:51 +0000

Hi Nathan;

We did not go down that route -- we simply moved our repositories to a newer-edition Windows file server, and used a DNS alias so that the end-users weren't affected for too long. It is part of our ongoing server refresh plan to move to a svn://- or https://-based solution in the near future, but we needed a short-term fix

The email to users@ was more a PSA than request for help, and also to see if my findings wre matched by anyone else.

Thanks, though.


----- Original message -----
From: Nathan Hartman <hartman.nathan_at_gmail.com>
To: jimbobmcgee <users~subversion.apache.org_at_jimbobmcgee.com>
Cc: users_at_subversion.apache.org
Subject: Re: Windows 10 November 2019 security updates affecting file:// to Win2003 shares?
Date: Wednesday, 20 November 2019 17:57

On Wed, Nov 20, 2019 at 10:59 AM jimbobmcgee <users~subversion.apache.org_at_jimbobmcgee.com> wrote:
> HI all;
> Appreciating the woefully out-of-date/unsupported nature of my setup, I thought it might be worth dropping a line to see if anyone else out there might be experiencing issues since this month's Patch Tuesday release.
> Prior to the November 2019 updates, our Windows 10 users were successfully using Subversion and/or TortoiseSVN to commit to some old v1.6 repositories stored on a Windows Server 2003 R2 file share, using the file:// protocol.

Have you considered running svnserve on that Windows Server 2003 box and then accessing the repository from your client machines via the svn:// protocol?

This will require either re-checking-out working copies on the client machines or updating their URLs with svn switch --relocate (or through TortoiseSVN).

Received on 2019-11-20 20:21:32 CET

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