[Cvsnt] Newbie Alert: CVS Server

Tom Deprez tom.deprez at village.uunet.be
Sun Jan 27 10:24:40 GMT 2002

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Joachim, Thanks for the excellent info.

After Bo gave also excellent information, I tried everything and I must say,
it indeed runs smoothly.
I once had lot's of trouble connecting to a sourceforge project and that I
wanted to avoid with running CVS without authentication, but it turns out
that running CVS with authentication is very easy. Don't know why I had that
much trouble with SF at that moment.

Regards,  Tom.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Joachim Achtzehnter" <joachima at netacquire.com>
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Sent: Sunday, January 27, 2002 6:00 AM
Subject: Re: [Cvsnt] Newbie Alert: CVS Server

> Tom Deprez wrote:
> >
> > 1. Is there a way to not use authentication at all? So that no
> > password/user has to be given for accessing the CVS?
> All of the client/server protocols supported by CVS require some kind of
> authentication. Local access, which bypasses the CVS service altogether,
> doesn't require 'cvs autentication', but in this case you are already
> logged in and authenticated by the operating system.
> What is the reason for your question? CVS logins are hardly an annoyance:
> with the pserver protocol you need to login only once per host, with
> ntserver you don't need any explicit login, it uses your NT login data
> behind the scenes.
> > 2. Can I use the CVS server and a CVS Client on the same machine?
> Yes.
> > but is there a real big problem when they run both on the same machine?
> No. But keep in mind that there are two ways to run a client on the same
> machine as the server. The client can talk to the NT service using pserver
> or ntserver just as remote clients do, this is the recommended approach.
> Or the client cvs program can access the repository files directly, this
> is not recommended when a service is also running.
> In large organizations there is some advantage in not having local users
> because it reduces the chance that somebody accidentally messes with the
> repository.
> > 3. In the Control Panel, you've to check the possible authentications.
> > happens if I uncheck them all?
> Then nobody can access the CVS service. If all your clients are on NT
> machines and in the same domain ntserver is a reasonable choice.
> Otherwise, for example with Linux or OpenBSD clients, you can't use
> ntserver and should use pserver instead. If you need real security, allow
> access only via ssh.
> > what do the 'impersonation' checkboxes mean?
> With impersonation you can use file access permissions to control which
> users have permission to access certain modules. With impersonation the
> server runs with the priviliges of the logged-in user.
> Joachim
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