[cvsnt] strange ext->sspi authentication failures as a function of client version

Nathan Ferris nferris at speakeasy.net
Fri Aug 25 23:17:28 BST 2006

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David Somers wrote:
> Nathan Ferris wrote:
>>David Somers wrote:
>>>Nathan Ferris wrote:
>>>>Hi Everyone,
>>>>I am encountering a strange error in which I can use the ext protocol
>>>>(with sspi) to connect to a CVSNT server (running on Windows 2003
>>>Why are you running SSPI via EXT? Just use SSPI normally (cvs -d:sspi:
>>>.... or set CVSROOT=:sspi:...)
>>I am using netbeans, which does not support the sspi protocol directly.
>> Netbeans does, however, support the ext protocol.
> Ah, ok.
> Or you could use my cvssproxy (http://www.omz13.com/cvssproxy) to do pserver
> to sserver proxying... which involves less things happening so less chance
> of things going wrong.

Thanks for the suggestion David; I will go check it out.

Even if it works, though, we are merely sidestepping the problem.
Something has changed since build 1927 that makes the ext->sspi protocol
not work (at least in the situation I listed above).  ext defaults to
sspi if no protocol is specified so this is clearly something that is
supposed to work.  I looked through the changelogs and didn't find
anything that jumped out at me as being an obvious problem.  Perhaps
someone familiar with the code knows what the problem is?


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