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Re: Moving to Pserver from .rhosts

From: Greg A. Woods
Subject: Re: Moving to Pserver from .rhosts
Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2002 18:49:39 -0500 (EST)

[ On Thursday, November 14, 2002 at 08:20:18 (+0100), address@hidden wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: Moving to Pserver from .rhosts
> This is the second reply that implies that .rhosts is superior to pserver 
> - can someone explain why?

Because it's how remote CVS was designed to be used and because it is
the only way to make remote CVS access secure.  CVS-pserver is not
secure in any way whatsoever and cannot be made secure.

CVS-pserver is only just barely suitable for read-only anonymous access,
and then really only if it's used on a secure private network or if
there's some other _secure_ way to verify the integrity of the files
retrieved via pserver.

> I had to make this decision recently and concluded that pserver was the 
> prefered way...

What could possibly have lead you to that conclusion?

                                                                Greg A. Woods

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