[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

pserver without root access

From: Tom Nott
Subject: pserver without root access
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2001 00:35:13 +1100
User-agent: Mutt/1.2.5i

Hi all, 

I'd like to run a pserver on a box on which I don't have root access.
All the docmentation I've seen seems to imply root is needed.

Is what I want to do possible?

Are there any security issues involved?

I know that cvs wont be able to setuid(), so it will have to run under
my UID. I'm a real newbie to CVS and need to know just how much of the
system can be accesed under my UID with CVS. Is it impossible for others
to access anything above $CVSROOT or run any programs under my UID?

Please feel free to point me to the appropriate places in TFM as
appropriate. ;)

Thanks in advance,

Tom Nott

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]