[Cvsnt] Making Progress, not there yet (was Installing CVSNT and Connecti ng from Clients)

Paul Grenyer Paul.Grenyer at chorleys-communisis.co.uk
Fri Apr 19 13:41:15 BST 2002

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> > I've gone for pserver again, with CVS passwords so as not
> to compromise
> our
> > NT passwords when the system is used over the 'net.
> Understandable, though I think SSPI helps here (But maybe only for
> win2k->win2k as NTLMv1 used by win9x is insecure?)

The documentation suggests you need pserver for Windows 9x and we're likely
to have someone using Windwos 98 over the internet, so we have to be extra
careful. ;-)

However, I am pleased that it appears I have interpreted the documentation

> > To do this I've set 'SystemAuth=o' in config and committed
> it to CVSROOT.
> > I've created a file called 'passwd' and put it in
> > suggests calling it '.passwd', but that doesn't seem to work).
> There shouldn't be a dot.

Good, I'm always a little concerned about fiddling until it works, rather
than doing what the instructions say.


> There must be a valid NT user on the target machine, which
> CVS can use for
> the login. By default, this user must have the same name as
> the CVS user
> name, however you can set up an alias. This is the third
> entry in passwd,
> which has the following format for each line:
> cvsuser:passwordhash:ntusername
> If the passwordhash is empty, pserver accepts an empty
> password (I believe).
> Multiple cvs users can alias to the same NT user, and the NT
> user can be a
> Domain user (put Domain\domainusername instead of ntusername)

Ah! I see. After a bit of fiddling I was able to log in. My passwd file now
looks like this:


pg1 is my username and Chorleys our network domain. Notice that I haven't
given myself a password. If I do the authentication stops working again. Is
this because I need to encrypt the password and paste it in? If so where can
I get pwgen.exe?

> BTW, you should set up a repository prefix to get rid of the
> drive letter
> from the repostiory root, to make it easier to move the
> repository (and for
> easier interoperability with non-Windows clients)

I understand and agree with what you're saying, but how do I do it?



Paul Grenyer

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