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Re: :ext: , ssh :pserver: relation question

From: Ronald Petty
Subject: Re: :ext: , ssh :pserver: relation question
Date: 25 Mar 2003 14:11:19 -0600

So could someone explain what is going on then with ext and RSH_CVS?
For example,
when I do
export RSH_CVS=ssh
export CVSROOT=:ext:address@hidden:/cvsroot
cvs co somemodule

what is actually happening is

ssh address@hidden 'cvs -d /cvsroot co somemodule'

Is this correct?


On Tue, 2003-03-25 at 03:18, Wolfgang Mettbach wrote:
> Hello,
> Mark D. Baushke wrote:
> > Ronald Petty <address@hidden> writes:
> > 
> >> Could someone explain the difference between using :ext: (with
> >> CVS_RSH=ssh) over using pserver and having tcpwrapper listen on 2401?
> >> ...
> > ...
> > With pserver, your password is kept in a trivially obscured token in a
> > $HOME/.cvspass file and sent over the network in the clear. Once you
> The file ".cvspass" seems to be created on Linux systems only. When I use
> WinCVS running on "MS Bluescreen" to connect to a pserver I can't find any
> file like ".cvspass" anywhere on my harddisks.
> Does WinCVS store the password at all or does it just keep it in memory? What
> about other IDEs like Eclipse? Has anyone experience with this concerning
> password management?

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