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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> To: <cvsnt at cvsnt.org cvsnt downloads at march-hare.com @CVSNT on Twitter CVSNT on Facebook> 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. What > > 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 > > -- > home: joachim at kraut.ca (http://www.kraut.ca) > work: joachima at netacquire.com (http://www.netacquire.com) > > _______________________________________________ > Cvsnt mailing list > Cvsnt at cvsnt.org > http://www.cvsnt.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/cvsnt https://www.march-hare.com/cvspro/en.asp#downcvs _______________________________________________ Cvsnt mailing list Cvsnt at cvsnt.org http://www.cvsnt.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/cvsnt https://www.march-hare.com/cvspro/en.asp#downcvs