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From Bob Archer <Bob.Arc...@amsi.com>
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:

file:///abc123/Common/repo/MyProject/trunk

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.

BOb


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