[cvsnt] Re: Latest updates

Tony Hoyle tmh at nodomain.org
Tue Dec 17 16:08:26 GMT 2002

Community technical support mailing list was retired 2010 and replaced with a professional technical support team. For assistance please contact: Pre-sales Technical support via email to sales@march-hare.com.

On Tue, 17 Dec 2002 16:54:29 +0100, "Oliver Giesen" <ogware at gmx.net>

>> Experimental ssh support, client & server (server is ssh2 only).
>Cool. Would this allow to e.g. connect to SF without additional client
>software? Or does it have to be a CVSNT server on the other end of the line
In theory, yes.

It supports 'cvs login' so you don't have to use an RSA key.  If you
want to, use keys anyway you use login but specify the key &
passphrase instead:

cvs -d :ssh;key='d:\my key':server:/repository login
Password: <passphrase>

You need to use openssh v2 (or v1) format keys which puttygen is able
to export.  Currently cvsnt doesn't support encrypted v1 keys (because
then encryption is non-standard and I'm far from being a crypto

>> New CVSROOT parser that supports keywords, so things are a lot more
>> flexible now.
>Is there any documentation about what this actually means? What keywords?
>How flexible? In what way?

It means individual protocols can add valid keywords, plus you can be
a bit more flexible with what you write, so:

:pserver:foo at bar.com:2401:/repo

.. are all the same thing.  Whether that's actually useful is
debateable, but it's no extra code, as I needed the keywords for
things like ssh.


More information about the cvsnt mailing list
Download the latest CVSNT, TortosieCVS, WinCVS etc. for Windows 8 etc.
@CVSNT on Twitter   CVSNT on Facebook