[cvsnt] Re: CVS over ssh on Windows

Matthias Buchebner matthias.buchebner at tde.at
Tue Mar 14 10:18:03 GMT 2006

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I want to do the following: set up a cvs-server that can be accessed from everywhere. So the data must be encrypted. The authentication should be based on ActiveDirectory, so that the windows domain users can  get access (and I don't have to create 100 users in a passwd-file).
I read the link you gave me, but I have some problems.
When I try to use gserver with the following command, this happens:

C:\Program Files\TortoiseCVS>set cvsroot=:gserver:myerver:/CVSROOT

C:\Program Files\TortoiseCVS>cvs ls -l -R
error from myserver: cvs [server aborted]: bad auth protocol start

Do you have an idea on how to get this working?
I don't really want to compile anything since I am not a big friend of Microsoft compilers/developing tools.

-----Original Message-----
From: cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org [mailto:cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org] On Behalf Of Glen Starrett
Sent: Montag, 13. März 2006 18:27
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Subject: [cvsnt] Re: CVS over ssh on Windows

Matthias Buchebner wrote:
> Hi,
> Is there a good document on how to set up CVSNT to run over ssh? I 
> found several questions about this problem, but no working solutions.

Most responses that you've seen probably go like this:

Why are you trying to use SSH on windows?  There are other secure alternative protocols that are worlds easier to set up.  SSH on Windows requires an SSH server be installed, which FWIU is non-trivial. 
However, sserver works very well and is secured too.  There is also Kerberos if you're in an AD domain and use gserver (or SSPI?).

This might help:


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