[cvsnt] SSPI wont work from remote XP client

DubbySw declan.swords at telia.com
Thu Oct 25 20:04:00 BST 2007

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Your a daisy Bo, it worked a treat once I changed the password

on the server to the same as the client machine.



"Bo Berglund" <bo.berglund at telia.com> skrev i meddelandet 
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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 
>>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
> (Bo Berglund, developer in Sweden) 

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