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Re: Security setup

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Security setup
Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2002 10:39:12 -0500 (EST)

Mike Ayers writes:
>       Here's a bit of a challenge for the list.  We need to set up a CVS 
> repository on a Linux server such that the users can't modify the 
> files, except through proper CVS operations.  The catch?  They are 
> currently permitted to log into the server.  Is there a way to seal 
> off the repository without banning them from logging in?  It has not 
> been said that there is no option to prevent login, but if I can avoid 
> that option, it would be preferrable.  Suggestions?

Rewrite CVS?  Seriously, as I've said many times before, CVS was
designed to facilitate cooperative work, it was *not* designed to
enforce security in any way, shape, or form.  Any attempt to make it do
so is doomed to fail.

-Larry Jones

Don't you hate it when your boogers freeze? -- Calvin

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