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Re: ssh fine w/pubkey only, nonstandard port and passphrase for local ke

From: Mark D. Baushke
Subject: Re: ssh fine w/pubkey only, nonstandard port and passphrase for local keypair but cvs isn't
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 00:05:02 -0800

Mike Klein <address@hidden> writes:

> I have no problems using ssh or scp with an sshd configured for pubkey
> only and my local keypair requiring a passphrase before authn. I have my
> sshd running on a nonstandard port (to cut down on scans).
> Yet I can't seem to configure CVSROOT to allow cvs from cmdline (cygwin)
> or my IDE (NetBeans) to allow a commit.
> I always get the message that pubkey failed.
> I am unsure even after googling whether CVSROOT permits non-standard
> ports or local passphrase for pubkey all of this possible?

Typically you would need to have the Port entry for your CVSROOT host.

For example, the host uses port 2022 for its sshd.

In your $HOME/.ssh/config file:

    ForwardX11 no
    ForwardAgent no
    Port 2022

Your CVSROOT might contain this:

or (depending on the release of CVS you are using)

and you might checkout the modules file using the command:

  cvs co -p CVSROOT/modules

The other method to deal with this is using CVS_RSH

  CVS_RSH=$HOME/my-ssh-script; export CVS_RSH
  CVSROOT=:ext:address@hidden:/cvs/path; export CVSROOT

Then using a $HOME/my-ssh-script something like this:

  exec ssh -p 2022 -x -a ${1+"$@"}

which lets you hardcode the port number option.

        -- Mark

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