[cvsnt] Re: Getting Started

Rick M. rgmtech at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 29 19:42:06 GMT 2003

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Tony Hoyle wrote:

>If you're using something like ntserver or sspi then
the OS 
>takes care of the user authentication, and you don't
have to 
>worry about users & passwords. This is the simplest
setup, and 
>is recommended (sspi is recommended over ntserver,
but it's 
>still available for old clients to connect if
>pserver will also attempt to authenticate this way if
>no passwd file, but as it sends its passwords in an
>manner it's not a good idea use it this way when
going over a 
>public network. 

Does this mean that, when using the sspi protocol,
that each cvs username *must* be a valid system
username (domain or local)?

I am attempting to setup cvsnt on a machine running
win2k server.  All clients will be on windows machines
- some on my LAN and some over the internet.  I have
setup the passwd file so that cvs usernames are
aliased to valid domain users, however, I am getting
authentication errors when attempting to connect via
the sspi protocol.  When I change to pserver it works
but, from what I'm reading, this is not desirable for
connections over the internet.  Thus far, I am only
having success with the sspi protocol when I use a
valid system username.

Will I need to setup all of my cvs users with system

Thanks for any help!

Rick M.

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