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Re: connection using pserver

From: Kenneth Porter
Subject: Re: connection using pserver
Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2003 13:31:07 -0800

--On Friday, January 17, 2003 12:34 PM +0100 address@hidden wrote:

> Do users connecting using the pserver method need a real account (shell
> login, home directory,...) on the machine running cvs pserver?

I just read the relevant section. Basically, CVS has its own password file,
but will use the system password file as a backup. (This can be disabled.)
The CVS password file uses a triplet of information for each CVS user: cvs
username, cvs password, and equivalent system username. Just set the last
value to the name of some pseudo-user on the pserver. You can use different
pseudo-users to establish different access rights to different parts of the

My intention is to run the pserver as a pseudo-user and set the 3rd value
to that same pseudo-user for all cvs users. This eliminates the need to run
the pserver as root, which is always a security risk for any service.

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