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Re: [task #4633] GPG-Signed Commits

From: Jim Hyslop
Subject: Re: [task #4633] GPG-Signed Commits
Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2005 12:39:11 -0400
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Derek Price wrote:
Jim Hyslop wrote:
One thing I didn't see in the discussion (maybe I missed it) is: why
is this feature desirable? What are the benefits of it? (I have some
ideas, but I'm going to play dumb here [smart remarks > /dev/null] :=)

You were looking for more than: "CVS does not provide verification of
past revisions of files. Attackers with access to a CVS repository could
replace file contents or add new revisions apparently from a project
member without users noticing on checkout."

Sorry, my background as a corporate developer is showing through. I was thinking just in terms of a corporate repository, not something as large and complex as Savannah or Sourceforge. Now I see, thanks.


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