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RE: ssh based access?

From: Sander Striker <striker_at_apache.org>
Date: 2002-04-16 00:22:57 CEST

> From: sussman@collab.net [mailto:sussman@collab.net]
> Sent: 16 April 2002 00:04

> Kevin Pilch-Bisson <kevin@pilch-bisson.net> writes:
>
> > > Can you really run 'cvs init' over a network connection? It seems to
> > > hang when kfogel tries that. Can you give an example?
> >
> > I think the point is that if you have shell but not root access to the
> > machine, you can login and do 'cvs init', then use the resulting repository
> > remotely with CVS_RSH.
>
> I think I don't understand. If I log into a machine and use 'cvs
> init' to create a CVS repository in my home directory, that's still
> not enough. Somebody *still* has to set up inetd to answer cvs
> requests, no? Or do I totally misunderstand? Isn't there *some*
> kind of server picking up the line, which needs to be configured?
> Does sshd just magically know how to run cvs?

cvs runs ssh to execute 'cvs --server' on the other side. From there
you are set. You already pass the full path to the repos on the cmdline
remember? So, when sshd is running, you have an ssh account and cvs
is installed on the server, it just works.

Sander

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