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Re: ssh based access?

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2002-04-16 08:00:01 CEST

On Tue, Apr 16, 2002 at 12:15:12AM +0200, Lodewijk Voge wrote:
> Kevin Pilch-Bisson wrote:
> > 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.
> exactly. I only have my own university as a frame of reference, but I see that
> scheme being used a lot. very light-weight and no special privileges needed.

"special privileges" *ARE* needed. Specifically, you need an account on the
target machine.

In normal Subversion [server] operation, users only need Apache logons
rather than system accounts. From a security standpoint, avoiding the system
accounts is a HUGE win.


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
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