[cvsnt] viewvc repecting cvsnt's ACLs

Jürgen Depicker jurgen.depicker at gmail.com
Mon Mar 12 19:41:37 GMT 2007

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Torsten, do you mean running the stand-alone viewvc webserver?  Because 
I was thinking about that before, if only that wouldn't open a little 
security hole.
Let's suppose user A starts up an instance of viewvc's standalone 
server.  Let's suppose it uses port 5000.  Other ssh users could tunnel 
to the same port if they liked, or that's what I think at present.  Am I 
> Jürgen Depicker wrote:
> > I have to disagree partly with Bo, sorry ;-).
> > I can password-protect directories by using apache directives:
> >  
> True, but that assumes that every file in that directory uses the same
> ACL. This is not always the case.
> > Am I wrong thinking this is an interesting extension to cvsnt, if we
> > would set up such an integrated system, with viewvc respecting acls? 
>  Or
> > am I the only one interested in such a thing?  Or was I wrong n
> > selecting cvs, and is svn the way to go?  Why did viewvc drop cvs
> > development?
> I don't think they have ever 'dropped CVS'. Indeed, they support the
> CVSNT RCS wrappers directly.
> Assuming that the CVSNT RCS wrappers respect the ACL's, it is simply a
> matter of making ViewVC run as the authenticated user. You can create a
> small setuid program for this.
> -Torsten
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