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Re: Problem with remote login

From: Frode Nilsen
Subject: Re: Problem with remote login
Date: Mon, 8 Jan 2001 10:54:27 +0100

Apologies if this is a repeat...I don't think my first post made it.
I have CVS (1.10.8) on my linux box. Local CVS activity (add,
commit, etc) work fine. I'm trying to set things up so a remote
machine can connect to do an update and be brought into sync
with the CVS server. I set up $CVSROOT/CVSROOT/passwd with
an entry from /etc/shadow. I believe I have my firewall and xinetd
set up correctly.  the cvs passwd file looks like:


where the password is not that of any real user on the machine.

The command I'm using on the remote machine to attempt to
login is:

cvs -d :pserver:address@hidden:/usr/local/cvsroot login

...which yields this error message:

cvs [login aborted]: authorization failed: server servername
rejected access

Check the settings in your inetd.conf file, what folder have you given in --allow-root ?
What are the access restrictions on this folder ?

Also check the trouble shooting appendix in the CVS manual.

Any ideas? Things to try to debug? Thanks!


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