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Re: using NFS from homogeneous (almost) systems

From: Joerg Faschingbauer
Subject: Re: using NFS from homogeneous (almost) systems
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2001 08:44:01 +0100

From: "Frederic Brehm" <address@hidden>
Subject: using NFS from homogeneous (almost) systems
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 13:02:25 -0500

> I know that one should use client/server CVS when the repository and
> sandbox are on heterogeneous systems. (SGI and Sun, for example).
> What are the pros and cons of using NFS to access the CVS repository
> between systems that are similar? What if the OS version isn't
> exactly the same?
> We have been using CVS like this for a while. I would like to
> know if it is worth setting up a cvs server on our file server. The
> sysadmin has to do this and be comfortable with it because he is the
> only one who can login to the file servers.

We have been using CVS the NFS way for several years in the past. But,
as the company grows and more and more people are using CVS, there are
more and more people who have direct write access on the repository

This is getting out of control. There haven't been any harmful attacks
to the repository yet (we don't have people (yet) who feel that
bad). But we also have Windows CVS users, and, although we recommend
them to not access the repository over their NFS clients but rather
pserver instead, they sometimes do, thereby sprinkling carriage
returns into the repository files from time to time - making them
unusable until repaired by hand-editing.

In essence, we are about to switch to either pserver or ext soon.


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