[cvsnt] Where are CVS ACL settings stored?

bwhicks at aep.com bwhicks at aep.com
Mon Nov 19 14:36:03 GMT 2007

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cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org wrote on 11/17/2007 06:42:17 PM:

> Hi,
> I'm starting to experiment with CVS ACL settings and with the new VMFree 

> application, it makes it quite easy.  However, I was wondering exactly 
> the ACL settings are stored.  Are they stored within files in the 
> directory (at the repo level),
> or in a per-module basis?

They are stored in the repository on a per-directory basis. Look in the 
CVS directories for a file called "fileattr.xml". it is possible to edit 
these by hand, but you should really use the cvs chacl and cvs rchacl 

> What prevents a regular user from changing access settings on a module? 
> there file-level permissions that I need to set somewhere to ensure that 

> only admins have access to it?  What would the read / write settings 
need to 
> be and on which files?

users should never be able to log in to the local machine. This would 
force them to use the chacl commands, but if an admin uses the chacl 
command to set "control" to deny for everyone but himself, then regular 
users can't change things. 


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