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Re: Advantages and Disadvantages of CVSNT

From: Derek R. Price
Subject: Re: Advantages and Disadvantages of CVSNT
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2001 11:23:55 -0400

Mathias Meyer wrote:

> Hi everybody,
> I would like to know any disadvanteges or advantages of CVS running
> with the ntserver-method on a win2000 box.
> The admin in my compony does not really want to run it on Linux because
> of backup problems (he uses Seagate Backup Exec with that cool Agent
> Software) and because of the fact, that users can be authenticated
> against our local NT-domain. I think, that that can't be killing
> arguments, that CVS must run with Win2k. I've read in the archives of
> this mailing list, that authentication against a Primary Domain
> Controller can be done with PAM, so that won't be the point to deal
> with.
> So I'd like to know, if there are arguments, that make Linux the better
> choice. Linux itself can't be the argument, because how should you
> convince someone to use Linux, who first is convinced to a point but
> uses WinNT/2k whereever he can, because backup is easier? ;))
> If anyone has had experience with such an environment, I'd be thankful,
> if he'd share it with me.

Um, I don't have much experience with the Windows CVS server, but the
Windows filesystem is case insensitive and Linux's isn't.  Linux is more
reliable in general.  More development work goes on on CVS servers on UNIX
systems, so bugs should show up less often and get fixed more quickly. might have some useful data.


Derek Price                      CVS Solutions Architect ( )
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