[csw-maintainers] Subversion on bender

Ben Walton bwalton at opencsw.org
Sun Jul 26 20:40:57 CEST 2009

Excerpts from Dagobert Michelsen's message of Sun Jul 26 14:18:59 -0400 2009:
> With Subversion you explicitly add files once. When you
> commit you automatically commit only added files.

Also, you can explicitly add the file to an ignore list so that you'd
have to intentionally circumvent the vcs package to add/commit the

> BTW, you could also restrict access to the DB to localhost.

...And a user that is limited to SELECT() (read only) would also go a
long way toward securing the access.  Even with access limited to
localhost, SQL injection with a read/write account is still a threat.
Let MySQL remove that threat (barring bugs in it's ACL enforcement)
for you.

Ben Walton
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University of Toronto
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