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Tony, > Cvsagent is unrelated to SSH. It's simply a temporary reposotory of > passwords - it works fine with pserver too. Yes of course - and if anything that strengthens the case for disabling the registry store (since it's not needed). > By all means recommend people use the agent.. but removing the login > functionality is going to kill the usage for a lot of people... > including me! Even if there is a global option (--use-cvspass ?) to allow it? The two most 'controversial' ideas I've had of late are disabling :local: and disabling .cvspass, and they both fall into the same category - they are fine for people who know what they are doing - but people who do not come to poor conclusions - eg: that acls don't work (since :local: is always admin) or that passwords are insecure. How far do we go to protect people from themselves? I think that at a minimum :local: and .cvspass should generate 'warnings' for the new user (again no warning given if --use-cvspass or --use-local are specified, and someone like you or me can put those in cvsrc). The question is - how much do we inconvenience the experienced people for the sake of the new users/people who jump to (incorrect) conclusions? Regards, Arthur