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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] multiple committers, again

From: Jan Hudec
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] multiple committers, again
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2004 10:05:57 +0200
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On Wed, Aug 25, 2004 at 19:38:12 +1200, Martin Langhoff wrote:
> > > For remote users using sftp, you should be able to tell the sftp
> > > server to enforce the umask in the Arch repository directory.
> > 
> > Could you please tell us just how to do it? I can't even find any way to
> > set umask anywhere on the remote side (there is a command to set it on
> > the local side, but that won't help).
> See my previous email. 
> > > Shared accounts are still a good idea for repositories with remote
> > > access. The account should be an 'sftp-only' account, which is
> > > hopefully reasonable to ask for. Set /bin/false for the shell and
> > > restrict it from sshd_config to only sftp. Can't do any damage like
> > > that ;)
> > 
> > In a big computer lab, it's usualy simply forbidden and noone will bother
> > to change anything for arch.
> Hmmm. Well, it used to be that no-one would create shell accounts for
> CVS development (using CVS over SSH), and yet, after dealing with
> pserver for a while, most sysadmins decided it was better to do create
> the bloody accounts, if just to get rid of pserver.

At least at our school, noone would do either for me. And if that's your
only account where you can place web pages...

> This is a process of dealing with the tradeoffs that we all have to go
> over. Overall, and comparing it to CVS over SSH, I think Arch is much,
> much easier to deal with.
> And WebDAV, lest we forget, is available too. Apache2 is your friend there. 

Except in many labs admin won't bother enabling webdav :-(.

                                                 Jan 'Bulb' Hudec 

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