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From Bob Archer <>
Subject RE: Network Repository - user with 'read only' access - \format file security
Date Thu, 17 Dec 2009 15:24:34 GMT
> We have a partner who needs visibility into our SVN repository. It
> is a local repository with no http server (Apache) access.
> If this partner is granted Read Only permissions to the directory
> on the Windows Server where the repository is stored - would that
> be enough to interact with SVN? Would a checkout be allowed?
> Read Only access has been provided to this directory, and all
> subdirectories: \\aab1234\Common\repo
> I ask - because when TortoiseSVN was used under these permissions -
> this was the result:
> Error: Unable to open an ra_local session to URL
> Error: Unable to open repository
> 'file://abc123/Common/repo/MyProject/trunk'
> Error: Can't open file
> Error: '\\aab1234\Common\repo\MyProject\trunk\format':
> Error: The system detected a possible attempt to compromise
> security. Please ensure
> Error: that you can contact the server that authenticated you.
> Any help with this issue would be appreciated. Thank You Subversion
> community.

I think the correct path would be:


However, are you not running apache or svnserve on your subversion server to provide shared
access to the repository without giving users rights on the subversion server? That would
be a better method and more secure.


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