[cvsnt] Re: How to use CVS init -r option ???

Tony Hoyle tony.hoyle at march-hare.com
Wed Jun 28 12:18:06 BST 2006

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David Somers wrote:
> Tony Hoyle wrote:
>>The whole thing probably needs a rethink for security purposes anyway.
> I thought only a user with admin rights could do init -r, so its use is
> already restricted to (hopefully) responsible admins.
The problem is the potential for abuse, and accidents, even for admins. 
  It's just a bit too unsafe for my liking at the moment.

For remote repository init there probably needs to be a global root that 
the new ones are created under - this stops people trying to create 
repositories in random places on the disk, which is a situation I really 
don't like (a cvs init in c:\windows could be rather a mess for 
example.. especially if it wasn't caught for a while).


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