Subversion with Cyrus SASL

I’ve been keeping my programming stuff in svn repositories for quite some time now, and I came to running my own server software instance, after one free service had unexpectedly changed its rules and another just vanished. The server infrastructure my account is on runs FreeBSD 9.2 with nginx 1.4.7, and while this seems robust enough, it did not make setting up subversion easier. I reckon you should encrypt just about everything, to keep Uncle Sam entertained (or any of your other uncles, for that matter), even if what you put there is just your kitchen recipes or your favourite deformed convolutions no one really cares about. But being a user with no root rights behind an nginx server, with just a virtual web server means that the https access is out, having it this way would require my own IP number, and my own Apache instance, and I was not ready to go that way. That leaves one possibility: run the svnserve (1.8.8) server coupled with Cyrus SASL 2.1.26 encryption layer.
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