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Re: CVS access control

From: yap_noel
Subject: Re: CVS access control
Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2001 10:28:23 -0400

>The only secure banking system I've seen used such a device for creating
>one-time codes, but it wouldn't rely on a session, it would require the
>to enter the code for _each_ transaction that was to be performed.  That's
>quite secure.  But then again, what's the point, when the calculator and
>PIN is sent by regular mail service?  Anybody snooping by my the mailbox
>every day before I get to it might easily steal both the generator and the

IMHO, key distribution is the hardest part in the security system to
strengthen (even SSH can be used with a weak distribution mechanism).
Since anyone who wants to subvert the key distribution must always watch
the distribution mechanism, I think it's harder to break than a system that
distributes the key all the time.

>> > I can hardly argue that any of those things are important.  Not for
me, at
>> > least.  I can't tell for others.
>> I'm not sure ACLs on branches are meaningful at all to anyone, at least
>> not in the bigger picture.
>Well, at least I've been in a situation where it could be meaningful - we
>wanted a lot of independent developers to have the right to commit to an
>experimental branch, while the stable branch only should be touched by
>highly trusted person.  Thus we could recommend anyone to use the stable

Like I said before, this should be done by extending commitinfo to pass
branch info to the commitinfo scripts.


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