[cvsnt] Re: Question regarding SetACL cmd script for resetting CVSNT file permissions in Windows

Glen Starrett grstarrett at cox.net
Sat Dec 11 04:18:41 GMT 2004

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John Albrecht wrote:

> Hi Glen,
> I am testing the setacl .cmd file you created on a win2K PC with CVSNT 
> 2.0.58d. I used the same folder structure you described in your 
> script. I created several repositories using the repository tab in the 
> CVSNT service applet, all of them with just the CVSROOT folder and 
> config. files. I used xcacls instead of cacls. Perhaps I did something 
> wrong, the administrators group on this pc did not have full control 
> at the d:\cvs\repositories level. I could not add another repository 
> on this PC using the CVSNT service app until I manually adjusted the 
> security. What did I miss?  
> Also,  I assume that since I named the lock server port (2402) that 
> this is activated for all repositories even if their config files have 
> not been adjusted?

The script is out of date -- LockServer became the default some time ago 
(Yes, in other words).  I have a separate group for CVS Administrators 
(CVSAdmins, if memory serves) since our server is maintained by a 
separate group. 

The script needs to be simplified somewhat too, since the CVS ACL 
commands are even more robust and powerful now.  It's not a high 
priority for me though -- once I got my own server set up I posted the 
script for others to use, but haven't taken the time to keep it up to 
date.  If you want to update it and post the result, I'll be happy to 
explain anything you need to know while setting this up.


Glen Starrett

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