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With sspi the authentication is similar to the ntserver protocol but the data are transferred over TCP/IP portv 2401 so it can be firewalled. I have tested this from the Internet and it works fine. SSPI also can use the passwd file to limit access, if there is no passwd file then access is for all NT users. To limit access you need a passwd file in the repository CVSROOT directory containing a list of the accepted user logins. No passwords, only names. SSPI is the future protocol preference for CVSNT, Tony will phase out ntserver and pserver is too easy to hack. SSPI has an encryption switch too, so all data can be encrypted in transfer. /Bo -----Original Message----- From: Andrus Suitsu [mailto:andrus.suitsu at proekspert.ee] Sent: den 24 september 2002 14:13 To: 'Bo Berglund'; Andrus Suitsu Cc: CVS-NT Mailing list (E-mail) Subject: RE: [cvsnt] Impersonation failed Hi Bo! > 2. Which protocol are you using? ntserver, sspi, pserver or what? > They authenticate differently and use the passwd file > differently too. I checked a little more. SSPI seems to work for some reason while pserver fails always. Andrus