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Re: Any plan to merge cvspwd into cvs?

From: Greg A. Woods
Subject: Re: Any plan to merge cvspwd into cvs?
Date: Fri, 3 May 2002 14:26:39 -0400 (EDT)

[ On Wednesday, May 1, 2002 at 07:23:23 (GMT), Ben Kial wrote: ]
> Subject: Any plan to merge cvspwd into cvs?
> I have been using "cvspwd" to manage my CVS user accounts in
> my :pserver host so that I don't have to create Unix accounts for
> each CVS user. However, "cvspwd" can only be executed by the
> repository owner, which means each CVS user cannot change
> their own password...
> Is there any plan from the CVS team to include "cvspwd" into future
> releases of CVS and have a "cvs passwd" command for users to
> manage their own passwords?

I should certainly hope not.

That would be an additional security risk on top of a major security problem.

Please consider switching to SSH.

                                                                Greg A. Woods

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