A Subversion repository can be accessed simultaneously by clients running
on the same machine on which the repository resides using the
file:// method. But the typical Subversion setup involves a single server
machine being accessed from clients on computers all over the office—or,
perhaps, all over the world.
This chapter describes how to get your Subversion repository exposed outside its host machine for use by remote clients. We will cover Subversion’s currently available server mechanisms, discussing the configuration and use of each. After reading this chapter, you should be able to decide which networking setup is right for your needs as well as understand how to enable such a setup on your host computer.