[Cvsnt] CVSNT authentication tests

Tony Hoyle tmh at nothing-on.tv
Sun Jan 27 01:02:36 GMT 2002

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Bo Berglund wrote:

> This of course raises a few questions:
> 1. Why is CVSROOT\passwd needed if I am connected using ntserver over
> the named pipe?? I assumed that passwd is used when the connection is
> via pserver...

In ntserver mode the passwd file effectively becomes a list of users who are allowed to access the server.

If you set SystemAuth=Yes then it'll let anyone in.

> 2. Why is the ntserver connection accepted if the user (me) is named
> in the passwd file, but with a completely bogus password?

The password isn't checked as you are already authenticated by the system.

> 3. Why is the CVSNT service not started if I disable the listening on
> the TCPIP port in the control panel applet? I thought that it was
> possible to have CVSNT *only* accept calls via ntserver by unchecking
> this setting....

It should be, but I suspect there's a bug.


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