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Re: cvs.debian.org problem

On 30-Jan-03, 10:55 (CST), Matt Zimmerman <mdz@debian.org> wrote: 
> On Wed, Jan 29, 2003 at 05:40:54PM -0600, Steve Greenland wrote:
> > apt-get install subversion
> Not a very good alternative when the problem is network security.

Are you saying that network access via subversion is no more secure than
CVS pserver? Can you point me at info about this? (I'm not arguing with
you, I'm just surprised, as I thought one of the goals of svn was better
c/s than CVS.)

Or are we talking about different things? My point was that it seemed
generally agreed that read/write pserver access was basically equivalent
to giving the user shell access to the server, and thus one is better
off using an SSH tunnel, because that way at least it's *only* the
authorized users. My assumption and understanding was that svn was
better (i.e. more restrictive) about this.


Steve Greenland
    The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
    system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
    world.       -- seen on the net

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