[cvsnt] Securing pserver on CVSNT: tunneling with ssh

Tony Hoyle tony.hoyle at march-hare.com
Wed Aug 9 11:29:28 BST 2006

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David Somers wrote:
> Damien Moore wrote:
>>is there a user friendly explanation of what the sserver protocol actually
>>is anywhere?
> More-or-less, its pserver over a ssl channel.
> (The initial connection line is sent indicating that sserver is required
> (opposed to plain pserver or something else ), then some ssl handshaking
> occurs, and then the pserver protocol continues, but now over ssl.

I actually wonder if a local proxy would be useful - eg. you connect to 
localhost:2401 via pserver and it does the relevant handshake and 
connects in a secure manner.  It's basically what extnt does I guess, 
but people do seem to have problems configuring that.


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