[cvsnt] ssh and RunAsUser

Mark Johnson amarkjohnson at gmail.com
Wed Mar 14 19:16:07 GMT 2007

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Since I received no responses to my original post, I assume no one else has
this problem (or this specific scenario).  I am now trying to setup the
"sserver" protocol, but cannot find any instructions.  I have looked quite a
bit (email list, wiki, ebook), and have found some instructions, but nothing
that addresses the client side.  I have mostly windows clients, and a Linux
server.  I have created the certificates, and have added them to the
/etc/cvsnt/PServer file.  I have also copied Plugins.example to Plugins, and
have  Pserver, Sserver, and Sspi uncommented, and set to 1 (I left the rest
commented).  But when I run cvs info -r, it only shows pserver and sspi as
active protocols.  I also do not know now to configure the client with the
certificate.  Does anyone know if there are instructions for this?


On 3/9/07, Mark Johnson <amarkjohnson at gmail.com> wrote:
> Is there no solution to be able to use RunAsUser and ssh?
> I have a Linux server running CVSNT 2.5.03.  I'm using a mix of pserver
> and sspi.  I now have a need to setup a new cvs server and enable ssh for a
> group of users (I will also disable pserver on this machine).  My Linux
> server is authenticating against our domain (windows), so most cvs users do
> not have local Linux accounts.  If I stop using RunAsUser, then I have to
> create a local linux group and add *every* cvs users to this group and
> maintain it...a pain to say the least.  If I don't maintain a common group,
> the I start to have permissions issues, since these users don't have a local
> linux account, I could not set their umask, and often items are create
> without write access granted to other.
> Is there any solution to this?
> Thanks,
> Mark

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