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Re: System username and :ext:/SSH

From: Greg A. Woods
Subject: Re: System username and :ext:/SSH
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2003 13:03:09 -0500 (EST)

[ On Sunday, November 16, 2003 at 11:22:41 (+0200), Stephen Biggs wrote: ]
> Subject: System username and :ext:/SSH
> Is there a way to duplicate the behavior of the CVSROOT/passwd actions when 
> logging on with SSH?
> Specifically, if there is a system username alias in the passwd file, this 
> takes effect when logging on with a password.
> Is there a way to get that system username when accessing the repository 
> using 
> SSH through :ext:?

SSH is SSH.  It's a true remote job execution protocol with the ability
to enforce strong authentication and full Unix authorisation.  Every
SSH user is a real OS user.  I.e. SSH makes it possible to use a remote
CVS server with almost as much security as one would be able to achieve
if everyone had to do all their CVS work directly on the machine where
the CVS repository resides.  You don't need, or want, anything to do
with the flawed and totally insecure cvs-pserver functionality when
you're using SSH properly.

                                                Greg A. Woods

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