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RE: Supply of password for connecting to cvs from windows.

From: Arthur Barrett
Subject: RE: Supply of password for connecting to cvs from windows.
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2004 07:14:02 +1000


If you are using TortoiseCVS client then you are using the CVSNT client.

Are you sharing a single sandbox with several developers?

If this is the case I think that the SSPI protocol may suit you better since 
the username is not coded into the CVSROOT (it comes from your windows login 
instead).  However to use this with your Linux server you will have to use 
CVSNT Server.

CVSNT server is free (GPL - just like CVS) for Linux, Unix, Windows, Mac OS X 
and can be downloaded from here:

Getting SSPI running on a Linux box is not entirely straightforward but the 
CVSNT newsgroup and web site have various articles.

The open source newsgroup for CVSNT is available here:


Arthur Barrett

-----Original Message-----
From:   address@hidden on behalf of Ragothaman
Sent:   Wed 10/27/2004 12:21 AM
To:     address@hidden
Subject:        Supply of password for connecting to cvs from windows.


I have cvs installed on Linux and TortoiseCVS installed on windows
clients. I have configured pserver on cvs and connecting through
windows. It is working perfectly.

This setup checkouts or checkins using password authentication by the
pserver. However, since I am having a large number of users working
across several projects, I need to get the password from the user and
then update. This is required because the user not connected with a
project may simply checkout or change and commit using a known
username and this needs to be avoided. Please guide me how to
configure cvs in Linux to do this.

Thank you,
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