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Re: updating 'passwd' with ypcat?

From: david
Subject: Re: updating 'passwd' with ypcat?
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2002 10:52:47 -0500 (CDT)

> Has anyone seen scripts to periodically update CVSROOT/passwd uname:pw
> pairs with info from ypcat?
Using login passwords for CVS makes the login passwords insecure,
since they will then be stored, trivially encrypted, in the user's
filespace.  Unless the policy is one of complete trust, I wouldn't
recommend it.

Not that I recommend a policy of complete trust anyway, as a general
> I would envision the script parsing CVSROOT/passwd for user names,
> performing a 'ypcat -d domain passwd|grep USERNAME', then updating 
> CVSROOT/passwd.  This could run nightly.
Why would you want to update the CVS passwords?  They're stored
locally, and so you're just going to force the users to "cvs login"
again.  If the idea were to check for new users and add them to
the CVS passwd file, I could see some use for such a script.
Now building a CVS reference site at

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