Subversion Tunnels

Subversion supports sending its communication via custom tunnels in addition to the predefined SSH tunnel. New tunnels are defined in the [tunnels] section of your global configuration in /etc/subversion/config or your private configuration in ~/.subversion/config

The format of the definitions is as follows:

myssh=ssh -p 12345

This new tunnel can be used in svn commands:

$ svn list svn+myssh://HOST/path/to/REPOS

NOTE: There will be no further authentication by subversion after the user has successfully authenticated with the tunnel. See the manual page of svnserve for a description of the -t parameter.

NOTE: It is still possible to configure access permissions in the repository configuration file conf/svnserve.conf.

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