Mark Hammond wrote:
Chris quoting Jim:
whether SVN or not, I'm guessing any use of HTTP basic authentication
mechanism qualifies as "extremely lame"! I've no idea if this is what Jim
meant though :)
OK, for those not familiar with svn/HTTP authentication, as I understand it
you have to authenticate for each session and your credentials are cached in
clear text in your home directory. The storage of clear-text credentials
is obviously lame, as is the necessity to provide then for each svn session.
With the current ssh-based mechanism, I authenicate once when I log into
my machine and don't have to authenticate again for the remainder of that
OS session, during which I can log into many remote machines and access many
different Subversion and CVS repositories without having to reenter
credentials. I find this to be a major convenience.
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