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Re: PServer authentication

From: Martin Foster
Subject: Re: PServer authentication
Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2000 15:53:23 -0600

Mike Castle wrote:
> 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

I was thinking about that, using SSH instead of a PServer.  Thing is
this box will be behind another firewall, so this in itself makes it
acceptable.  Also, the PServer will only allow connection from the
internal network.

Also, all of the clients are going to be on Windows(most probably
WinCVS).  So that implies the use of WinCVS or something similar.  SSH
is not overly well supported... Well at least I cannot find a copy of easily.  Otherwise I would throw PServer out the

So right now temporary solution would be to setup a Windows file share
and export the CVS around the local network that way...

                                        Martin Foster

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