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RE: CVS Security Issues

From: Jim.Hyslop
Subject: RE: CVS Security Issues
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2003 15:51:30 -0500

Walter, Jan [mailto:address@hidden wrote:
> The only reason to put the passwords somewhere else is to 
> prevent someone
> from accidentally checking it out and accidentally changing 
> or deleting
> someone elses' password and checking the file back in.
> But I think there is a 'gain'
> here by keeping the passwd file somewhere else where some git 
> can't wipe all
> the users by accident and bring development to a grinding halt.
The only people who should have access to the CVSROOT directory are the CVS
admins, so the only gits who have access should be the ones who can most
easily fix the damage. Or am I being hopelessly naive? ;-)

Jim Hyslop 
Senior Software Designer 
Leitch Technology International Inc. (<http://www.leitch.com/>) 
Columnist, C/C++ Users Journal (<http://www.cuj.com/experts>) 

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