[cvsnt] Problem Using SSH to Access cygwin cvs server with 2.0.4 client

Mark Priest mpriest at erols.com
Mon Jun 23 06:41:36 BST 2003

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I am having trouble using the cvsnt cvs command line client to access a
Cygwin cvs repository using ssh.  I have the following configuration:

os:Windows XP professional with cygwin
cvs server: cygwin cvs server port
ssh server: cygwin openssh port (using SSH2 mode with 1024 RSA bit keys)

client: (same machine as server)
os: Windows XP professional
cvs client: cvsnt command line cvs client
ssh client: cvsnt client and plink.exe putty command line client

I am using version 2.0.4 of the cvsnt command line client with ssh and ext
protocols supported.

When I try to connect to the repository for an update using the ssh protocol
I get the following result:

C:\cygwin\home\Mark Priest\dev\foo>cvs -d
h2rsakey.PPK':cvsuser at update
No supported authentication methods left to try!
cvs [update aborted]: writing to server socket: error -1

When I use the ext protocol with plink I get the following error (using
environment varibales as shown):

C:\cygwin\home\Mark Priest\dev\foo>echo %CVS_EXT%

C:\cygwin\home\Mark Priest\dev\foo>echo %CVS_RSH%

C:\cygwin\home\Mark Priest\dev\foo>cvs -d :ext:cvssession:/cvs update
' from cvs serverng: unrecognized response `Unable to open connection:
cvs [update aborted]: end of file from server (consult above messages if

When I run plink directly I so not have a problem connecting as follows:

C:\cygwin\home\Mark Priest\dev\foo>plink cvssession
Using username "cvsuser".
Authenticating with public key "rsa-key-20030604"
Server refused to allocate pty

I use the same RSA key with wincvs and plink and I do not have a problem
accessing the repository.  Can anyone help me to figure out what is wrong?

I am interested in using the cvsnt client to get the integration with the
PushOK software SCC provider integration working with Visual Studio
(http://www.pushok.com/soft_cvs.php).  Otherwise, I can use wincvs to do my
cvs client work.


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