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Re: Differences between pserver, sserver, ....

From: Greg A. Woods
Subject: Re: Differences between pserver, sserver, ....
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2003 13:00:57 -0400 (EDT)

[ On Friday, June 20, 2003 at 09:02:42 (+0200), address@hidden wrote: ]
> Subject: Differences between pserver, sserver, ....
> I'm looking for a document describing the different behaviour of the
> different network implementations in use in cvs.
> Well, I know the pserver one but what about gserver and sserver.

The important difference is between :pserver: and :ext:, especialy when
you set "CVS_RSH=ssh" in your environment with the latter.  You should
always use SSH if your traffic travels over any public network.

You really do not want to force security responsibilities on CVS.

> What is crypted, what is not ???

With SSH everything in CVS is as secure as our SSH client and server can
possibly be.  Authentication and authorization is done by SSH and all
traffic is encrypted by SSH -- CVS simply works as a user-level remote
job application.

                                                                Greg A. Woods

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