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From Erik Huelsmann <>
Subject Re: using PSexec to remotely run svnserver
Date Tue, 23 Mar 2010 22:35:30 GMT
On Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 11:14 PM, Andy Levy <> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 15:46, yary <> wrote:
>>>You should stop doing so immediately and set up a proper server. Any user
>>>with direct file:-protocol access to the repository can access any part of it
>>>(bypassing any path-based security you've put in place) and can even delete
>>>the entire repository (accidentally or intentionally).
>> What you are describing is considered a feature in our environment.
>> Anyone with file system access on the server has utilmate trust. If
>> you wish to lecture me, please mail me directly. If you wish to answer
>> the original topic, then email the list.
> It's not a lecture. Your original request runs counter to all best
> practices of a multi-user Subversion repository. It may be a "feature"
> of your environment but that "feature" will result in a lot of pain &
> suffering at some point. At which point the loss of data will be
> blamed on a deficiency in Subversion by someone in your organization,
> when in fact the fault lies with how the environment is configured.

Additionally, the Subversion development team has announced file://
protocol should not be considered for production environments. There
are other protocols for such situations.



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