[cvsnt] Re: CVSNT and CVS *nix* server v1.11.5.perm3

Tony Hoyle tmh at nodomain.org
Thu Jul 1 13:39:58 BST 2004

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Rui Ferreira wrote:

> Hi :
> Can anyone tell me if CVSNT can work (well) as a client with a CVS Linux
> server v1.11.5.perm3 ?
> This version is not the standard because it implements its own security
> system outside of the standard security provided by the system. It provides
> commands like : chacl, lsacl, passwd, adduser, deluser, ... and also
> provides directory and file level security.

The cvsnt permissions are distantly related to those patches, but have been 
mostly rewritten.. many of the semantics are different.  There's no 
adduser/deluser in cvsnt as it's part of passwd.  You might get chacl/lsacl to 
work (the original patches had no branch support though).

> I'm having some problems executing : cvs passwd on the client (cvsnt) to
> change a user password on the server.

cvs passwd is totally different as the old version used to send the new 
password cleartext whereas cvsnt crypts it first.. there's also the domain 
support and user alias support that the old passwd didn't have.


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