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Thanks Arthur, :ssh:/:ext: did the trick. I guess I got hung up on pserver because that's the default choice in Eclipse. Doug Arthur Barrett wrote: > Doug, > > Send your questions to the newsgroup not to me. > > >> Thanks for the reply. Here's the problem. >> >> CVS works just fine when I access a local repository from the command >> line. >> > > NEVER EVER EVER use :local: - it is for the developers of CVSNT and no > one else (ok - maybe for a few other "experts" - but definitely not for > a novice). > > >> I don't need to "log in." But my real objective is to >> access CVS >> from Eclipse. (I'm writing a book on using Eclipse for embedded >> software development and part of one chapter is about CVS and team >> programming.) Eclipse doesn't use the :local: protocol and >> defaults to >> :pserver:. >> > > Use :pserver: from the command line... > > >> Do I understand correctly that pserver is supposed to use the >> system's >> user names and passwords? But when I try to connect to the local >> repository from Eclipse it doesn't accept my password. It comes back >> with an authentication error. >> >> By the way, the host is running RHEL 4. >> > > Have you read about the recommended protocols (pserver is NOT > recommended), scroll to the bottom of this page: > http://www.march-hare.com/cvspro/security.htm > > For a RHEL server I suggest you use :ssh:/:ext: protocol which will not > require further configuration. If you do really want to use :pserver > then you must configure the server inetd or xinetd: > http://www.cvsnt.org/wiki/InstallationLinux > > > >> TIA for any insights you can offer. >> > > Regards, > > > Arthur > > -- "Any fool can write code that a computer can understand. Good programmers write code that humans can understand." Martin Fowler