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Re: PServer authentication

From: Mike Castle
Subject: Re: PServer authentication
Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2000 16:18:53 -0500
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On Thu, Oct 12, 2000 at 02:52:29PM -0600, Martin Foster wrote:
> Are there documents pertaining to using PServer authentication for
> CVS?   I have not been able to get a single authentication remotely
> using PServer on my OpenBSD 2.7 box.   

Using pserver sort of defeats the purpose of using OpenBSD!

I was always under the impression the those using OpenBSD were doing so for
security reasons.  And pserver is far from secure!

Give up on pserver.  Instead, set up accounts for your developers, and use
server mode over ssh (or equivalent).  You'll also get the added bonus of 
being able to use native unix groups to manage projects.

Just set the envvar CVS_RSH to the value ssh, then use 
cvs -d :ext:address@hidden:/path/to/dir

       Mike Castle       Life is like a clock:  You can work constantly
  address@hidden  and be right all the time, or not work at all and be right at least twice a day.  -- mrc
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