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RE: questions on CVS, WinCVS

From: Thornley, David
Subject: RE: questions on CVS, WinCVS
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2002 19:23:45 -0600

> -----Original Message-----
> From: address@hidden [mailto:address@hidden
> [ On Monday, February 25, 2002 at 21:06:40 (+0300), Leonid 
> Krutyansky wrote: ]
> > I have WinCVS 1.2 client , CVSNT server and 
> run pserver protocol.
> Oh, that's too bad.  You should think about building a Unix-based CVS
> server and about using SSH for client access....
I *think* CVSNT is committing to pserver as an access mechanism.  I don't
think it's a good idea, for security reasons, but then I would prefer
Linux or one of the *BSD for security in any case.  For security, it
uses NT-based authentication, which probably means not using Unix or
Macintosh clients.

It looks to me like CVSNT is diverging fairly rapidly, and is going to
be much less useful in some environments, for example the free/open source
software movement.  While it may be more suitable in some other
I don't know how much longer this list is going to be useful for CVSNT

> > I see that the server is not supporting "admin -l" and 
> suggests "edit
> > -c" instead, but it looks like "edit-c" and "commit -c" are not
> > supported by the client!
> CVS really does not work well for reserved checkouts.  Perhaps you
> should be looking for some entirely different version control tool.
CVSNT is being developed by people who seem to favor reserved checkouts
more than the CVS people.  Not to my taste.

> > 2. How can I have really secure connection with CVS server through
> >    Internet. Am I right that Kerberos is not working with WinCVS
> >    client ? What about security with ntserver protocol, and what is
> >    VPN?
And here we get to a point where there are so many differences between
CVSNT and CVS that there's no point in trying to discuss both.

I believe that the proper response on this list is to suggest that Leonid
Krutyansky should either convert to using standard CVS on a Unix box
(presumably Linux or *BSD) or should go to and
join the mailing list there.

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