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Preventing Read Access to a File

From: Jake Colman
Subject: Preventing Read Access to a File
Date: Wed, 08 Feb 2006 09:25:59 -0500
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Can anyone suggest a method for restricting read access by specified
individuals to specific modules?  Using CVS' commitlog script I can restrict
users from committing to branches and/or modules.  But how can I prevent
them from even seeing it?

I don't think CVS, itself, can solve this for me.  Am I correct?

I've looked at the cvsacl project (a patch to CVS source code to support
file-based ACLs) but it appears to be dormant.  Also, the patch is three
point releases behind the current version.  Does anyone know anything about
this project?  Does anyone know why this patch never made it into the
mainline code?

Are any of the other CVS-compatible projects (e.g., CVSNT) an option?  I need
to keep the repository on Solaris so using NTFS ACLs is not a solution.

Subversion does not directly support ACLs but might be able to help me via
WebDav and Apache.

Has anyone else faced this problem and found a way to solve it?  We have been
using CVS for this project for well over 10 years.  I'd love to find a way to
keep using it or to, at least, remain compatible with it.



Jake Colman
Sr. Applications Developer
Principia Partners LLC
Harborside Financial Center
1001 Plaza Two
Jersey City, NJ 07311
(201) 209-2467

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