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RE: remote connection fails with non-usable error

From: Rick Genter
Subject: RE: remote connection fails with non-usable error
Date: Tue, 1 Jan 2008 14:45:46 -0500

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> From this it sounds as if I'm missing something pretty serious on the
> repo host.  However I do not recall having to run cvspservers or
> anything else special, just to connect from a remote machine.
> Is it the case that for small home use I need to run a pserver to be
> able to checkout from a remote host?

Your CVSROOT didn't specify a protocol, so I don't know what protocol
it's using, but my guess is pserver. Normally, if you want to use an
external protocol via ssh, you would specify your CVSROOT as something

export CVSROOT=:ext:address@hidden:/usr/local/cvsroot

and specify your CVS_RSH as something like:

export CVS_RSH=/usr/bin/ssh

Then when you run a CVS command, it should either prompt you for your
password for the remote machine, or your passpharase for your SSH
connection, or if you have an SSH agent running connect directly.

This is further explained in the Cederqvist:
Rick Genter
Principal Software Engineer
Silverlink Communications

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