[cvsnt] Case sensative login names

Ian Epperson ian at axiomdesign.com
Fri Sep 26 20:54:36 BST 2003

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Last week we made major network changes here in our office.  Moved from
NT4 Domains -> AD on Win2003.  We also moved from CVSNT 57g to
2.0.4 (it's what we'd been testing against).  New servers, new setup,
new services.  Basically, a big PITA - but needed.

With our new setup, all our usernames have gone from title caps to lower
case (was "Mark" now "mark").  CVSNT seems to recognise these as
different users.  Sandboxes aren't a problem, however notifications are
not behaving.  In the fileattr file, there are two different listings
for users - one with title caps and the other without.  Those users are
receiving double notifications (as our exchange server is case
insensitive).  It also is sending notifications when it shouldn't -
"Ian" is listed as a notification target, and "ian" commits and gets a
single notice that he committed.

Now, one fix is to blow out every cvsattr on the server (there are
hundreds) and recreate them by resetting all the files.  Another might
be to write a script to convert all the user names.  But really, CVSNT
probably should be case insensitive in this instance - Windows simply
cannot support two usernames that differ in caps and A *nix admin would
be strung up if he DID support it.

With this changeover, I've been a bit too busy to watch the list daily.
I don't see this discussed, but I apologize if it's already been
addressed.  I promise to do better ;-)


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