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Re: Moving to Pserver from .rhosts

From: Greg A. Woods
Subject: Re: Moving to Pserver from .rhosts
Date: Sat, 16 Nov 2002 15:25:47 -0500 (EST)

[ On Saturday, November 16, 2002 at 12:18:19 (+0100), Fredrik Wendt wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: Moving to Pserver from .rhosts
> True, but to us, there's actually only one developer, person X.

Then why even bother with remote access via CVS?  If that one developer
wants to work on files on some other host then they can easily copy them
over to it as necessary, and back again when they're done.

CVS is not a file distribution mechanism.

CVS is not a networked filesystem.

Use the right tool for the job!  :-)

> You're probably right, though I'm not sure what you mean by 
> accountability (I'm not a native english speaker).

"accountability" is that which allows you to hold the real person
responsible for changes.  Accountability is impossible without an equal
level of authentication (to make sure you have the right person), and
integrity (to make sure the person in question is actually responsible
for the changes).  The three A's are the primary components of a trusted
computing base.  Privacy is the fourth leg of security.

(indeed with cvs pserver there's no guarantee of integrity either, which
is why you end up with even less than no accountabilty)

                                                                Greg A. Woods

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