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Re: remote cvs access - recommendations

From: Rob Helmer
Subject: Re: remote cvs access - recommendations
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2003 11:56:15 -0700
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On Wed, Oct 08, 2003 at 10:59:37AM -0700, address@hidden wrote:
> this ssh method requires that my co-developer has an account on the
> system containing the repository.  i don't mind that, since he's a
> friend.
> but in general, someone who accesses cvs this way has system access.
> not only can my co-developer do things like "cvs checkout" and "cvs
> commit", but he can also ssh into the machine and work at a remote
> shell.
> is there a way to give co-developers access to cvs WITHOUT giving them
> system level access?

Sure. CVS-only users just need to be able to run "cvs server". If you
set them up with a restricted shell that can only run this command,
that should help to secure your CVS server.

Rob Helmer

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