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Re: connection using pserver

From: Matthew Herrmann
Subject: Re: connection using pserver
Date: Sun, 19 Jan 2003 14:40:08 +1100

Hi Kenneth,

We're using pserver with Windows 2000 and CVSNT, connecting to multiple
repositories using a little tool which sets the CVS environment variables
for the command prompt. We go through an SSH tunnel, so the pserver
insecurity is mitigated, although it is still possible if you don't log off
for someone to find a passwd file on your computer.

This setup, however, has worked very well for us. Using Putty for tunneling
is more reliable than PLink.exe, which breaks the connection if you press
CTRL-C to interrupt a CVS operation.

We don't use :ext: since that would require typing in my passphrase for
every commit with my current ssh key setup. I would love to hear of a way to
set this up, apparently there are some keyring programs, but they're more
for linux.

By the way, there is no need to use Cygwin to run CVS under Windows. I ran
CVS built under NT for quite a while, and recently moved to CVSNT. You could
get line conversion issues if you don't set Cygwin correctly, whereas CVSNT
always checks out files with windows CR-LF endings.


Matthew Herrmann

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Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2003 14:00:01 -0800
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--On Friday, January 17, 2003 4:46 PM -0500 Larry Jones
<address@hidden> wrote:

> If you're at all concerned about security, you should
> not be using pserver, you should be using :ext: with SSH.

We started down this path but couldn't get it working on Windows with
cygwin ssh. (Server is a Red Hat box, though.) Is there a cookbook
somewhere that explains how to make that scenario work?

For other tunneling (eg. X) I've been using the latest PuTTY, which seems
to work pretty well. Has anyone set up a Windows CVS client using PuTTY?

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