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Re: CVS login with system passwords and MD5

From: Arthur Barrett
Subject: Re: CVS login with system passwords and MD5
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2004 10:31:43 GMT


This page here explains the authentication in much more detail than I can go
into here:

This documentation is for CVSNT which runs on Linux/Unix/Windows/Mac etc and
is the "default" client for WinCVS and TortoiseCVS.  CVSNT is free open
source software and can be downloaded from:


Arthur Barrett

"Stephen Carville" <address@hidden> wrote in message
> I am trying to get CVS to authenticate using system passwords on a LInux
> that uses MD5 password hashes.  According to the documentation, cvs should
> use systems passwords by default.  I have always turned the feature off
> (SystemAuth=No) but I have need to turn it on for one machine.  However,
> I set SystemAuth to "Yes" and remove my entry from the CVSROOT/passwd
file, I
> cannot log in.  Is this caused by the use of MD5 instsead of crypt?  Am I
> missing something simple?
> -- 
> Stephen Carville
> Unix and Network Adminstrator
> 6033 W.Century Blvd.
> Los Angeles, CA 90045
> 310-342-3602

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