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Re: --allow-root and init via SSH

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: --allow-root and init via SSH
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2001 13:12:06 -0500 (EST)

Greg A. Woods writes:
> > Is --allow-root evaluated for "cvs server" in the current development
> > version, or is it at least on the todo list? 
> Now you're really asking for trouble.  Generally speaking the superuser
> account should never be used directly from remote (though with
> tremendous care in implementation and use one might use per-person SSH
> keys that give a solid audit trail of who accessed the account, and
> there are arguments suggesting such a configuration is more secure than
> using 'su').

He was speaking of the CVS --allow-root= option that specifies (for
pserver) what the allowable CVSROOT directories are.

-Larry Jones

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