[cvsnt] Latest CVSNT and Windows Server 2003?

Oliver Giesen ogware at gmx.net
Fri Dec 19 11:24:48 GMT 2003

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Woellert, Kirk D. wrote:

> Yep, had it running for serveal weeks now (lastest version of CVSNT).
> Pserver is up and running and WinCVS and SmartCVS seem to authenticate
> against domain users just fine. I had to set up a fully qualified
> Active Directory (which I last played with almost 3 years ago). Just
> make sure you create a User via the Active Directory interface, then
> include that user as a member in the group, Domain Users.
> I'm having trouble getting SSH up and working (no password prompt
> style).  You have to install Cygwin since G.D. Bill Gates didnt
> include an SSH server in WinServ 2003.

Why don't you just use :sspi: (i.e. NTLM2 IIRC) or :gserver: (i.e.
Kerberos/AD) ? These should be the more natural choices in the kind of
environment you describe. Even if you have to provide access to
non-Windows clients, you could still let the Windows-clients access the
server via these native protocols (and IIRC, gserver should be
available for *ix-clients as well). There's nothing that beats SSPI in
ease of setup while at the same time providing high-security

Another secure alternative for non-Windows clients would be :sserver:
(i.e. SSL).

Also, running SSH for a CVS server on Windows has several issues, most
prominently the fact that all repository access will ultimately happen
as SYSTEM which, apart from the inability to control individual access
permissions, gives you no chance to evaluate logs by authors later on.


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