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Re: Debugging cvspserver

This isn't a direct answer to your question but you may still find is

I've been using cvs with the pserve authentication.  Several problems
presented themselves:

   * I could not use the system /etc/passwd file for authentication as
     is supposedly possible per the documentation.  Solution: define a
     separate cvs passwd file.

   * A remote checkout of a module that is composed of submodules
     places the submodules incorrectly in the directory from which the
     command was executed.  Solution: do remote checkout, manually
     relocate directories and patch CVS directory files.

Jean Pierre

On Sun, 23 Mar 1997, Douglas Bates wrote:

> I am using cvs with the file repository on the machine in my office.
> I would like to be able to manipulate these files from the machine at
> home.  Both are running Debian Linux and both have the cvs package
> installed.
> The machine at home will communicate via a PPP connection and will
> have a dynamically assigned IP number and name.  I would much prefer
> to use the pserver authentication for cvs tranfers instead of rsh
> because I don't want to put all the possible dynamic addresses into a
> .rhosts file.  I set up the cvspserver line in my /etc/inetd.conf file
> as follows.
>  cvspserver	stream	tcp	nowait	root	/usr/bin/cvs	cvs pserver
> When I try the login procedure, all I get is
>  $ cvs -d :pserver:bates@franz.stat.wisc.edu:/home/CVS login
>  (Logging in to bates@franz.stat.wisc.edu)
>  CVS password: 
>  cvs [login aborted]: unrecognized auth response from franz.stat.wisc.edu: E Fatal error, aborting.
> Does anyone know what the responses from the server should be if I
> telnet directly to that port?  (I can always read the sources but
> asking readers of this list is a lot easier :-)
> Alternatively, has anyone set up kerberos on a Debian Linux system and
> used the kserver method for cvs authentication?  Other machines in my
> department use kerberos authentication so it may be best for me to
> install kerberos on both machines.

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