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RE: CVS Manual, section 2.9.2

From: Mike Ayers
Subject: RE: CVS Manual, section 2.9.2
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2003 11:06:35 -0800

> From: Herr Christian Wolfgang Hujer 
> [mailto:address@hidden

> I use ssh instead of rsh because
> a) the connection is encrypted
> b) Authentication can be done on a Private Key / Public Key 
> basis, which I 
> consider much more secure than .rhosts at rsh.
> When using key authentication (using ssh-keygen and 
> ~/.ssh/authorized_keys) it 
> is not neccessary to type in the password (same as with 
> pserver and login, 
> but more secure for the connection).

        Don't forget:

c)  ssh is universally interoperable - rsh is not.  There are systems, even OS 
versions, that do not interopertae over rsh.

> I have also heard that it's possible to tunnel pserver 
> through ssh or http or 
> https, but I do not know wether that is really possible, even 
> less I know how 
> to configure that.

        It's possible.  I don't have the instructions handy, either.


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