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Re: Patches: cvs --allow-root=/blah server

From: Jan Grant
Subject: Re: Patches: cvs --allow-root=/blah server
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2001 09:53:05 +0100 (BST)

On Mon, 2 Apr 2001, Larry Jones wrote:

> Jan Grant writes:
> >
> > I'm a bit stumped as to where patches for this should go. We're looking
> > at running CVS here using :ext:-mode access and ssh, and using sshd's
> >
> >         command="cvs --allow-root=/blah server"
> >
> > option to limit people to only runing CVS.
> Since sshd ends up running as the real user, why don't you just use Unix
> permissions to restrict people to the appropriate repositories?

In riposte, can I ask: why does pserver need --allow-root?

(a) defense in depth; (b) paranoia; (c) it's simpler; (d) there's a
limit to the number of groups that a person can be in*.


* Yes, it's a real problem.

jan grant, ILRT, University of Bristol.
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