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From Andy Levy <>
Subject Re: using PSexec to remotely run svnserver
Date Tue, 23 Mar 2010 22:14:00 GMT
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.

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