[cvsnt] Don't want to share the Repository folder

David Somers dsomers at omz13.com
Fri Jun 16 16:10:06 BST 2006

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Gerhard Fiedler wrote:

> Bo Berglund wrote:
>> Noone at all except the CVS service should have access to the repository
>> files!
> While all the rest is of course correct, I think this is a bit over the
> top
> :)

I don't think Bo was OTT... IMHO he didn't go far enough and should have

None at all except the CVSNT service (and root/NT admins) should have
*write* access to the repository files. In a few rare cases (e.g. viewvc -
née viewcvs), even *read* access should be prohibited since everything
should go via the CVSNT service (especially if audit logging is enabled).

> AFAIK, often a sys admin does have (and even may need to have) access to
> the repository tree. If only to the CVSROOT folder...

BTW, about the only file your sys admin will ever need to directly
manipulate is CVSROOT/passwd.

Greetings from Luxembourg.

David Somers

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