[cvsnt] some questions on getting cvsnt working on a redhat box

Aaron Bliss abliss at brockport.edu
Tue Dec 4 17:55:19 GMT 2007

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Hi everyone,
I'm attempting to get cvsnt working on a redhat 5 box authenticating 
against an ldap server.  I've been working from this documentation 
http://www.cvsnt.org/wiki/InstallationLinux and didn't run into any 
errors or issues getting cvsnt to run from within xinetd or getting 
cvslockd running (I only installed cvsnt rpm, as I wasn't sure the 
purpose of the cvsnt-protocol-gserver or cvsnt-protocol-sserver packages):

[root at cvs1 CVSROOT]# cvs -version
Concurrent Versions System (CVSNT) 2.5.03 (Scorpio) Build 2382 

[root at cvs1 CVSROOT]# telnet localhost 2402
Connected to localhost.localdomain (
Escape character is '^]'.
CVSLock 2.2 Ready
Here is the PServer config file
[root at cvs1 ~]# cat /etc/cvsnt/PServer | grep -v \#
Repository0Description=first repository

My ultimate goal is to be able to offer cvs access via ssh 
authenticating against the ldap server, but for now I would like to just 
use pserver for authentication just so I know that everything is 
working.  I'm new to cvs servers, so bear with me here.  Correct me if 
I'm wrong, but I'll need to add users to each repository, correct before 
users will be able to use the repositories?  If so, how do I go about 
doing that?  Thanks for your help.


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