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From "Tony Sweeney" <>
Subject RE: svnadmin create and not being method agnostic
Date Mon, 03 Jan 2011 00:50:56 GMT

-----Original Message-----
From: Nico Kadel-Garcia [] 
Sent: 02 January 2011 12:55
To: Philip Prindeville
Cc: Ryan Schmidt;
Subject: Re: svnadmin create and not being method agnostic

>On Sun, Jan 2, 2011 at 2:49 AM, Philip Prindeville
><> wrote:
>> On 1/1/11 8:29 PM, Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:

>>> To set up the first time for testing? No. To set up securely? Youch.
>>> It's paide me some very remunerative consulting wages, becuase it took
>>> someone as paranoid as me to clean it up. It's quite painful due to
>>> lack of documentation of necessary single-user configurations, the
>>> multiplicity of access technologies each with entirely different
>>> access control tools, and the expectation that each admin will *of
>>> course write their own little wrappers for standard, sensible
>>> behavior.
>> So you're ok being made redundant and slaughtering this cash-cow?  :-)
>> -Philip

>It's not cow. Subversion security is *goat*. Inexpensive to buy the
>unprepared meat, but it;'s fairly gamey, risky for inexperienced
>chefs, and raises suspicious eyebrows if anyone sees you with the big
>hammer you need to tenderize it. But if the chef's time costs less
>than the raw materials, some customers want it.

Ahem.  Subversion security is not goat.  Goat is fine eating, from the Caribbean to the middle
east and central and southern Asia.  Subversion security is *roadkill*.  At the top end, Apache
security is venison; a delicacy that many would be happy to pay for or indeed to hunt themselves.
 At the low end, svnserve security is possum; hey, it's free, and it does the job so long
as you hold your nose while you swallow.  I'll leave it to others to fill in the intermediate

>If we can get the goat meat tenderized before it lands in our
>kitchens, that saves me time to make sure the busboys (of whatever
>gender) aren't drinking all the table wine and writing the init
>scripts in Perl.

Don't get me started on perl: "it was a hungry man that ate the first oyster".

[*] A nod to our German correspondents.

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