Re: OpenSSH and CVS
Matthew H. Ray wrote:
> I'm running Debian on a CVS server and have Debian clients. We're using
> OpenSSH to replace the rsh calls in CVS. The problem is that every time
> a cvs user makes a CVS call (like cvs diff file), they have to enter my
> password. I know there's a way around this, but I can't find clear
If you don't want to enter passwords then you could use RSA keys. (man ssh)
However you say - "enter my password" - that smacks of misconfiguration as
they should be entering *their* passwords, not yours. Don't expect any
system which uses a single account shared among many users to be secure.
Also, if you have any wincvs users be sure you set your CVSROOT to
something that a) includes the :ext: protocol hint, and b) doesn't include
the username. I have found through experience that wincvs is pretty picky
about those things, where unix clients aren't. For example a good CVSROOT
is :ext:mycvsserver:/mycvs/root/path where as a bad one which will almost
certainly make wincvs choke (these get stored in the CVS control files
remember) is user@mycvsserver:/mycvs/root/path.
Jamie Heilman http://audible.transient.net/~jamie/
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