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Re: --allow-root and init via SSH

From: Stephan Feder
Subject: Re: --allow-root and init via SSH
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2001 12:39:27 +0100

Hi Larry,

would it be a pain to just add it? The patch is already there and if the
default behaviour (i.e. in the case when no --allow-root is set) were to
allow access to any repository it would be backward compatible, so no
problem there.

Larry Jones wrote:
> Gerhard Sittig writes:
> >
> > So, *is* the --allow-root option evaluated for the "cvs server"
> > case?
> No, it is only used for :pserver:.  Historically, the user was in
> complete control of the server command line, so it didn't make any sense
> to try to use its contents to control what the user was allowed to do.
> Even with SSH, it has to be set up very carefully or it's totally
> ineffective.  I haven't yet heard an overwhelming demand to change it.
> -Larry Jones
> That's one of the remarkable things about life.  It's never so
> bad that it can't get worse. -- Calvin
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