[Cvsnt] "no such user" error

Bo Berglund bo.berglund at telia.com
Sun Dec 9 20:57:14 GMT 2001

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Use CVSNT 1.10.8 instead.
It treats the pserver protocol like you want it to (except you cannot
do per-user permissions).

With 1.11.x CVSNT has introduced a mapping towards "real" users as
opposed to the users in the password file in CVS. So with 1.11.x you
need to have the same user present in both the CVS password file and
in the system user database (and I guess that in a Domain it has to be
a domain user). You can alias the CVS login user to a system user in
the password file, but then the aliased user must be a valid NT user.

I might be wrong in which case Tony will probably correct this


On Sun, 9 Dec 2001 03:45:24 +0000 (UTC), "CS" <cs at nospam.home.com>

>I'm trying to get CVSNT working and I'm having a bit of trouble.  I've
>configured the server with the following options:
>- pserver support
>- No pserver impersonation
>- No ntserver support
>- No ntserver impersonation
>- SystemAuth=no
>My understanding would be that this would not require anything other than
>the user/password in the passwd file.  When I place a user/password into the
>passwd file, I'm able to "cvs login" to the server just fine.  If I try to
>import a module, I get "user: no such user" no matter what I do.
>I managed to get this working on a different machine by adding the user to
>the local machine, although I don't understand why that should be necessary
>when impersonation is turned off.  On another machine, I can't get it
>working even that way.  The working machine is a WinXP machine that is not
>in a domain.  The non-working machine is an NT 4.0 machine that is in a
>Can anyone help?  I've read "readme.nt" multiple times, but can't seem to
>get this working.
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