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Re: CVS server patch?

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: CVS server patch?
Date: Sat, 8 Mar 2003 17:17:05 -0500 (EST)

Derek Robert Price writes:
> With your patch, what happens in the:
>     username:+
> case (no third field)?

It should be the same as what happens now, it switches user to username.

> Anyone else have a differing opinion?  Keep in mind SystemAuth could 
> still be turned off and maybe always required via the CVSROOT/config file.

I wrote a similar patch a long time ago but never committed it because
there didn't seem to be much demand.  I used "*" rather than "+", and I
interpreted a username of "*" to mean any system user.  That provided a
wealth of flexibility and completely eliminated the need for SystemAuth
in the config file (which is good because then all the access control is
in a single place): adding "*:*" to the end of the CVS passwd file would
be the same as SystemAuth=yes, not having it would be the same as
SystemAuth=no.  If there's interest, I can resurrect my patch.

-Larry Jones

My dreams are getting way too literal. -- Calvin

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