[Cvsnt] PServer Login Problems (still unsolved)

Bo Berglund Bo.Berglund at system3r.se
Wed Jun 12 13:03:13 BST 2002

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The problem seems odd to me, that's why I did not reply at least...
If I interpret what you write you have the following setup:

CVSNT server: notebook (W2K SP2) moved between home and company LAN

CVS client at home: WinXP PC (no domain), WinCvs 1.3.1.????
CVS client at work: WinXP PC (on a domain?), WinCvs 1.3.1.????

The home client can log in but not the work client.

The only difference I can see is the following:
- Work client is probably on a domain but the home is not.
- The server laptop may be a domain PC, we don't know.
  If it is then the server will be able to check the login
  against the domain server when connected to the company LAN
  (and fails) whereas it cannot do this when disconnected.

But pserver does not use any other user info than what
is typed into the login dialogue, so the logged on user
(which is different at home and at work) should not matter.
But the alias in the passwd does matter and depending on the
setting of SystemAuth in CVSROOT/config you may see different
behaviour when validating the aliased user (he might exist only
on the local server PC).

One thing to check:
At work disconnect the client and server PC:s from the company LAN,
instead make a mini-LAN with only these two PC:s and a hub.
Then retry the connection from the client. In this case the server
will not be able to contact the server and get authentication from
it and so will fall back to the local user database.

Just a hint,
I don't know if this will help at all...


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-----Original Message-----
From: Christian Gütter [mailto:cguetter at pgpa.de]
Sent: den 12 juni 2002 11:38
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Subject: Re: [Cvsnt] PServer Login Problems (still unsolved)


am I asking too dumb or too difficult questions?
Or is my posting lacking some important information?
Is my English too bad?

It is very important for me to get this working so
I would greatly appreciate some help or some feedback.

Thanks in advance,


> Hi,
> I am using my notebook (W2K SP2) as CVS server at home
> and at work.
> At home, my client machine is a WinXP computer (no domain)
> and everything works well.
> At work, the client machine is also a WinXP computer,
> but pserver login fails with the following message:
> "cvs [login aborted]: unrecognized auth response
> from zaphod: cvs authserver: E cannot open
> c:/cvs/CVSROOT/config: Permission denied"
> I use the same version of CVS.EXE on the server and
> on the client and it doesn't matter if I use WinCVS
> or command line CVS - it's always the same message.
> Does anybody have a clue what could be wrong?
> TIA,
> Christian

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