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Re: Passwd file

From: David Fuller
Subject: Re: Passwd file
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2001 12:28:16 -0400

You'll have to turn off system auth for the passwd file to start working
right.  You'll also probably want to put something in the password
area.  Even a blank password has a crypted value.

-- David F.

Nigel Morse wrote:
> I've set up CVS for remote repository, and I can login using a system user
> account (i.e. my own) but I want to use separate passwords and have CVS run
> as a common user so I can tighten permissions (more to prevent accidental
> deletation).
> I created a $CVSROOT/CVSROOT/passwd file with just
> dummy::cvs
> in it (cvs is a system account), but I can login as dummy with no password -
> i just get the failed message. I can still login using my own (system)
> account (ultimately I will turn off the system auth. ability).
> Do I have to do anything special to the passwd file to get it to be used?
> >From what I can tell its the latest version (came with red hat linux 6.2)
> Cheers
> Nigel
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