[cvsnt] Server Not Seeing Encrypted Connection?

Brent D brentd at spamcop.net
Fri Jun 10 06:31:47 BST 2005

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Hi all,

I'm trying to connect over SSH to our CVSNT server from a 
Linux CVSNT client but get a message from the server that it 
requires an encrypted connection, which I believe is the case.  
"Require Encryption" is enabled on the server.  We use SSPI 
for the Windows machines (system_auth=yes accordingly for the 

Server: CVSNT 2.5.01 [Travis] Build 1976, Win2K Server SP4
Client: CVSNT 2.5.01 [Travis] Build 1910

Standalaone, I can SSH into the server just fine, and that 
appears to be the case for the CVSNT client as well, since it 
is able to run "CVS server" and pass the resulting error 
message back.

1) What am I doing wrong that it thinks the connection isn't 
encrypted, or is there a bug here?

2) Are there any other (encrypted) protocols available with a 
Linux client, short of making "big" changes (e.g. GSSAPI) to 
the server?

In the following, "pandora" is the server and "resolute" is 
the Linux client machine ("user" and "repoalias" substituted 
in place of the real names):

user at resolute viseon]$cvsnt -x -d :ext:user at pandora:/repoalias ls
user at pandora's password:
cvsnt [ls aborted]: cvs.exe [server aborted]: This server requires an
encrypted connection

Same results without the "-x".

I believe this was not an issue before we upgraded from 

Like recent posts, we are also seeing CVS operations take an 
excessive amount of time to complete after the last upgrade or 
two (to either 2.5.01.*).


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