[cvsnt] In an authentication pickle

Joelle Tegwen tegwe002 at umn.edu
Wed Aug 3 21:11:21 BST 2005

I've sent out a couple of messages and I keep getting pulled to other 
things, but I'm going to give it a shot again.

I'm trying to authenticate between  MacCvsX (3.2-beta14) 
http://wincvs.org/download.html#MACCVS and CVSNT. I use SSPI for my 
Windows people. I'm using CVSNT 2.5.01 (Travis) Build 1976 (I know I'm 
behind on upgrades, they just come out faster than I have the time to 
upgrade stuff.)

I asked about this before and (Tony?) suggested that I use gserver. 
However MacCvsX doesn't support gserver as a protocol as far as I can 
tell. It's got rhosts, kserver, and ssh.

I did research on kserver and I saw that it was just as insecure as 
pserver. rhosts looks like it's not supported by cvsNT because it's off 
of rsh (although I could be wrong about that). Although if I would just 
have to install some other software and could make that talk to cvsNT, 
I'd be happy to do that.

The other alternative is ssh which is supposed to be really hard to do.

I've looked on the web and I haven't found anything that looks like an 
answer to me (Although I might just not understand enough - most of this 
is over my head.)

I would appreciate any help possible. I'd like to make my boss happy 
before September. :)


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