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Re: Remote CVS inquiry

From: Todd Denniston
Subject: Re: Remote CVS inquiry
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2006 08:03:36 -0500
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address@hidden wrote:
The coming year will require from me a good bit of travelling. I will
be taking with me my notebook, to continue making a living by doing web
development projects, however, I'd like to keep my desktop PC in sync
(which will remain always-on while I'm away). Right now I have my
desktop computer make nightly backups at 2AM to three seperate hard
drives, and I'd like to continue this. Lastly, if possible, I would
like to keep the databases in sync as well (which are around 15MB
currently). What options do I have? Can I set up a remote CVS deal? The
only requirement I have is that security be good, because my desktop
connection will be wide-open on whatever port I use (presumably 2401).

I'm running Win XP on my desktop computer and OS X on my notebook,
although I can have Win XP running on both machines if needed. I will
have internet access throughout. Thanks!

your desktop machine is a Unix machine, otherwise you will want to check the CVSNT website and mailing lists for clarifications on the info below.

1) read about the security of CVS, i.e.,
search this mailing list ( ) for info about how insecure pserver (port 2401) is.
and the FAQ

2) read about using ssh to secure your connections:

3) read about other methods of securing the connection

4) for the databases (I assume postgresql/MSSQL/Access) you will have to read their documentation for methods to create backups/version control. I have had postgresql dump to text files that I put under CVS in the past, i.e.,
pg_dump -C -Fp -f [dumpfile] [database]

Todd Denniston
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane)
Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter

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