[cvsnt] sspi authentication bug?

jon lennard jlennard at mesatechpartners.com
Sat Feb 21 09:09:23 GMT 2004

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The guest account is disabled.  I am new to the SSPI protocol -
I just heard of it today.  Since this is a Microsoft proprietary
protocol is there any way it is authenticating off of the
VPN account?  I wouldn't think this is possible but
with M$ you never know.

Jon Lennard

"Glen Starrett" <grstarrett at cox.net> wrote in message
news:mailman.468.1077339699.472.cvsnt at cvsnt.org...
> jon lennard wrote:
> >What surprises me is if I logout and then execute the login
> >command with no account information, i.e.
> >
> >   cvs -d :sspi:cvsservermachine:/cvsrepository  login
> >
> >I am prompted for a password and can choose to just hit return or enter
> >nonsense, but I STILL login successfully even though my local account
> >means nothing to the cvs server.  What am I not understanding?
> >
> >
> Do you have the guest account enabled on the server?  I bet that's what
> is happening.  I tried just what you outlined on a test system here and
> AFAICT it works properly.  When CVSNT authenticates via sspi, Windows
> will try a few things including your existing credentials and a guest
> account before it rejects you.  Let us know if this isn't the case.
> Regards,
> -- 
> Glen Starrett
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