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Re: SSH and CVS

From: Noel Yap
Subject: Re: SSH and CVS
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2002 06:39:16 -0800 (PST)

--- Zdenek Rykala <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi All,
>     I would like allow cvs users, use ssh connection
> with our Unix
> server. The problem is that default shell for users
> on the unix
> machine is /usr/bin/passwd. The users can change
> only password for ftp
> and e-mail account.
>     What cvs is doing when it's using SSH login?
>     CVSROOT=cvsuser@<cvs server>:/<cvs repository>
>     CVS_RSH=ssh
>     It's working only whan I allow <cvsuser> full
> shell (/bin/bash) in
> passwd. Does exist some better way, how can I
> configure our Unix
> server? I do not want allow cvs users the full
> shell. I tried it with
> restricted shell (rbash), but without any success.

SSH (or at least SSH2) allows you to limit the
commands available to users so:
1. Give them a full shell.  I'm not sure if a
restricted shell would work so feedback would be
2. Limit the users to use CVS only.  See SSH docs on
how to do this since I haven't done it in a while.


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