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RE: Passwd file

From: Nigel Morse
Subject: RE: Passwd file
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2001 21:47:38 +0100

 Cheers for this. It wasn't liking the blank password which I couldn't
figure out as that was in the manual. I'd just assumed that I had the latest
version but couldn't check coz "cvs version" didn't work!! Ironic really,
given that when set up no one will have a blank password - just never
thought to try it with one.

David was correct that in order to get the passwords working right the way I
want i will need SystemAuth to be turned off as I don't want all system
account users to get to all of the source.

Thank you both the help and reasoning - been driving me mad for the last few


-----Original Message-----
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To: address@hidden
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Sent: 19/04/01 18:44
Subject: Re: Passwd file

David Fuller writes:
> You'll have to turn off system auth for the passwd file to start
> right.

Wrong -- CVS always looks at the repository passwd file.  If SystemAuth
is set to true, the system passwd file is only consulted if the
repository password file doesn't exist or it doesn't contain an entry
for the user.

> You'll also probably want to put something in the password
> area.  Even a blank password has a crypted value.

As of CVS 1.11, CVS interprets an empty password field to mean that any
password is acceptable (this is typically used only for anonymous,
read-only accounts).  If you're not running 1.11, then the empty
password field will never match, which may be the problem.  Try doing
``cvs version'' to find out what version(s) you have -- if that command
isn't valid, then you definitely don't have 1.11 (you can get it from

-Larry Jones

I've got to start listening to those quiet, nagging doubts. -- Calvin

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