AW: AW: [cvsnt] Re: Newbie question on CVSNT and SSH

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Tue May 4 14:05:33 BST 2004

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This is exactly what I need :)
Thank you very much, for that.


> firefox wrote:
> > I'm still using SSPI to connect to the server in our LAN, 
> but how can 
> > i connect to the server from a remote client?
> > The CVS server is behind a firewall - how get the remote 
> client access 
> > to the server? What protocol can be used instead of SSH?
> You can still use SSPI in that setup as long as either the 
> client is also on Windows or if you could do without strong 
> encryption. I'm not familiar with the specifics of this setup 
> myself however. Bo posted something a short while ago IIRC. 
> There even might be something buried in the Wiki somewhere...
> Talking of which I just found the post from Bo I remembered 
> (or at least one of them, I think he explained this more than 
> once already):
> "
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: RE: [cvsnt] SSPI Protocol security
> Date: Fri, 7 Mar 2003 13:32:05 +0100
> From: Bo Berglund <Bo.Berglund at>
> Organization: news server
> To: <cvsnt at cvsnt downloads at @CVSNT on Twitter CVSNT on Facebook>
> Newsgroups: support.cvsnt
> Concerning "best practices" over Internet:
> 1) Set up your server to *only* allow SSPI and other secure 
> protocols (like SSH)
>     (Disable pserver by erasing the pserver_protocol.dll from 
> the server)
> 2) Open the firewall port 2401 and aim it towards your 
> internal CVSNT server.
> 3) On the client side set your sspi as follows
>     :sspi:user at server:/repository
>     (server must be the firewall IP address in this case)
>     Also make sure to check the encryption flag in WinCvs 
> (button to the right
>     of the protocols selection combo).
> 4) You must start on the client by doing a cvs login and 
> enter the system
>     password for the user. It will be sent encrypted and is 
> also stored in your
>     client PC in a fairly secure way for reuse on later cvs 
> operations.
> 5) Now you can operate on this CVSNT server via the Internet as usual.
> I have done this myself and it works pretty well, actually 
> the combination of encryption and compression makes it usable 
> even on a dialup link to the Internet provider.
> /Bo
> "
> Hope this helps.
> --
> Oliver
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