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Re: ssh based access?

From: Kevin Pilch-Bisson <kevin_at_pilch-bisson.net>
Date: 2002-04-16 00:22:27 CEST

On Mon, Apr 15, 2002 at 05:03:37PM -0500, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> 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?

Well sshd needs to be configured. I've never actually administered this type
of setup, but I don't think it needs to be set up for each repository.

As far as pserver goes, the repository needs to be allowed in /etc/inetd.conf
(or elsewhere such as /etc/cvs-pserver.conf on debian).

> Does sshd just magically know how to run cvs?

Pretty much.

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Kevin Pilch-Bisson                    http://www.pilch-bisson.net
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