[cvsnt] Tortoise CVS not asking for password

Prochazka, Jan Jan.Prochazka at brooks.com
Mon Dec 6 18:21:37 GMT 2004

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I patched our TortoiseCVS to ask for password if "Logon failure: unknown
user name or bad password." message is returned, but it does not work in
many cases when CVSNT reports "-1: Unknown error".

"cvs login" command needs to be invoked in such situation.

AFAIK, this was not accepted as CVS bug :-((


-----Original Message-----
From: cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org [mailto:cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org] On Behalf
Of Guy Bowden
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2004 13:05
To: cvsnt at cvsnt.org cvsnt downloads at march-hare.com @CVSNT on Twitter CVSNT on Facebook
Subject: Re: [cvsnt] Tortoise CVS not asking for password

It seems it was an issue with CVSNT 2.0.58 (I saw another post saying 
that this release wasn't good) - I've installed 2.0.51d and now get 
prompted for a password once again.

Guy Bowden wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm not sure if this is a CVSNT server issue or Tortoise CVS, so here 
> goes:
> my CVSROOT is:
> :sspi:Guy at Father:/jobs
> My server is spitting back - when trying to perform any cvs command 
> within TortoiseCVS:
> cvs [checkout aborted]: Error reading from server Father: -1: Unknown 
> error
> Error, CVS operation failed
> Then if i try from the command line
> cvs -d :sspi:Guy at Father:/jobs checkout modulename
> I get:
> cvs [checkout aborted]: Logon failure: unknown user name or bad
> This happens once a user has changed their password on our domain.
> What used to happen is that TortoiseCVS would prompt for a password, 
> but now it just gives that error at the top and doesn't do anything 
> more - If i change the CVSROOT to :
> :sspi:Guy:password at Father:/jobs - where "password" is my correct 
> password, it works fine, but the password is then there for all to see

> in the "Root" file.
> Server is Windows 2000 Server, on a Windows domain..
> Thanks for any help / pointers
> Cheers
> Guy


Guy Bowden



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