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

Tony Hoyle tony.hoyle at march-hare.com
Wed Jun 28 12:59:16 BST 2006

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Bo Berglund wrote:
> Now if this user is allowed to just arbitrarily send an init command
> where he is also specifying a *physical* directory to create, where
> would this put us? He could then create a dir on a nonsecured disk or
> as you point out smack in the operating system realm!
> Terrible situation in my mind.

That's why it probably needs a root location that you need to know to 
create repositories (and why it's disabled by default).

Note that you need write access to the registry or PServer file to do 
this anyway so only server admins are able to do it successfully.

> In order to make it available to a *system* admin to do remotely a
> better way in my mind would be to make the CVSNT control panel

That'll work on Windows systems but not any other OS... it also has 
exactly the same issues.


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