[cvsnt] repository administrators?

Yongwei Wu wuyongwei at gmail.com
Sun Aug 20 07:04:15 BST 2006

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On 8/20/06, Tony Hoyle <tony.hoyle at march-hare.com> wrote:
> Yongwei Wu wrote:
> > First, the format of CVSROOT is not formally described (at least no
> > dedicated section for it that can be easily found). Second, it works
> > when I set CVSROOT to
> CVSROOT is actually rather well documented since it hasn't really
> changed much since the old unix days so the old documentation is still
> perfectly valid.
> Chapter 2, in fact..
> http://www.cvsnt.org/manual/html/Remote-repositories.html
> > :sspi:localhost:/cvshome/scripts
> >
> > but not when it is set to
> >
> > :sspi:cvshome:/cvshome/scripts
> >
> > (I have ` cvshome' in HOSTS.)
> If you have to set the hosts file then your networking is not working.
> Windows already knows the hostname of every host on your network,
> configured from your domain controller.
> Fix that first, and it'll just work.  Without that not even pserver will
> work.
> Tony

Pserver works with HOSTS file perfectly. I simply do not want to
hard-code the true Windows host name, since there is no dedicated
central server in my home (naturally) and the cvs server can change
over time.

Of course, it is just another corner case. But I really do not mind
`other people' sniffing on my home network ;-).

Anyway, though enough has been said about the insecurity of pserver, I
still find that pserver is the mostly widely used CVS protocol. Of
course I do not recommend this usage.

Best regards,

Wu Yongwei
URL: http://wyw.dcweb.cn/

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