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Re: ANN: cvssh - secure ext-to-pserver bridge

From: Michal Wallace
Subject: Re: ANN: cvssh - secure ext-to-pserver bridge
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2002 17:46:37 -0500 (EST)

On Wed, 23 Jan 2002, Greg A. Woods wrote:

> [ On Wednesday, January 23, 2002 at 02:43:57 (-0500), Michal Wallace wrote: ]
> > Subject: ANN: cvssh - secure ext-to-pserver bridge
> >
> > I've come up with a new, simpler way to secure a cvs
> > pserver.  It uses an :ext: program to securely talk to a
> > remote pserver. Check it out and let me know what you
> > think. :)
> If you're goiing to use SSH why don't you _JUST_ use SSH?!?!?!?

Hi Greg,

It doesn't use SSH at all. It uses SSL. :)

There are several reasons this is more convenient than SSH:

1. Many users have a hard time setting up a SSH tunnel,
   whereas CVS_RSH=cvssh seems to be a lot easier for them.

2. Using SSH requires giving the users a unix account on
   the server, rather than pserver's per-repository user

3. AFAIK, SSH doesn't remember your password the way
   pserver does.


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