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Re: clarification / issue on CVS over SSH.

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: clarification / issue on CVS over SSH.
Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2006 17:20:58 -0500 (EST)

address@hidden writes:
> Here is my first question. One needs to place the .ssh/authorized_keys2
> file on the server box. But under which user?

The user that you're going to be logging on as.

> 4. On local box, configure CVS to access remote repository
>     export CVS_RSH=ssh
>     export CVSROOT=":ext:address@hidden:/var/cvsroot"

The "root" in CVSROOT is the user you're logging on as.  You should
*NEVER* run CVS as root (or anything else, for that matter, unless you
absolutely have to).  The sole exception is when you run it from
[x]inetd.conf for pserver access.

-Larry Jones

OK, there IS a middle ground, but it's for sissy weasels. -- Calvin

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