[cvsnt] SSPI wont work from remote XP client

Bo Berglund bo.berglund at telia.com
Sun Oct 21 16:51:00 BST 2007

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On Sun, 21 Oct 2007 00:01:01 +0200, "DubbySw"
<declan.swords at telia.com> wrote:

>Hi All,
>I'm installing CVS on a network server.
>It installs fine and can be used by the server to itself.
>If I then install the cvsnt client on an XP box I cannot get it to connect.
>I suspect it has to do with the fact that the workstations on the network 
>all have local logins
>i.e. no domain setup. Is this the root of my problem?
>I've put in all users in the passwd file. Adjusted config file auth = no.
>This is what I get
>C:\>cvs -d :sspi: login
>Logging in to :sspi:lan at
>CVS Password:
>cvs [login aborted]: authorization failed: server rejected 
>access to /test

The passwd file is only valid for pserver and sserver protocols.
SSPI uses windows authentication and therefore your users must be
known by the CVSNT server. Add the users as local users and set the
passwords to match and you will be fine.

BTW, this is exactly like you would have been forced to do if you used
a Windows Workgroup PC as a file server and the other PC users wanted
to connect to the server shares (runnong NTFS as file system of course
and with "simple file sharing" disabled).


(Bo Berglund, developer in Sweden)

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