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Re: user/146: cvs not working as described in web (again)



The following reply was made to PR user/146; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Theo de Raadt <deraadt_(_at_)_cvs_(_dot_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org>
To: ingo_(_at_)_pahl_(_dot_)_de
Cc: gnats_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
Subject: Re: user/146: cvs not working as described in web (again) 
Date: Wed, 02 Apr 1997 14:37:20 -0700

 > >Synopsis:       cvs doesn't work as described in web (on a new installed system)
 
 Funny, it works for a lot of people!
 
 But yes, there are quirky little bits which bite a lot of people.
 
 If you like, please contact todd_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org about the new experimental
 pserver stuff he is playing with. This will avoid the rsh/ssh problem
 altogether.  I'm sure he'd like beta testers.
 
 > 	rsh anoncvs2.usa.openbsd.org -l anoncvs cvs server
 > 	(it simply hangs)
 
 Uhm, some anoncvs server machines do not do rsh.  In some cases the the
 maintainer has no control over a router upstream that is filtering rsh.
 That's why we sometimes use ssh.
 
 And that's why the pserver stuff is an even better idea.
 
 > 	rsh -K anoncvs2.usa.openbsd.org -l anoncvs cvs server
 > 	(you get a permission denied)
 
 Yeah. He's not running kerberos.
 
 > 	Include ssh in openbsd distribution and configure cvs to use
 > 	it by default.
 
 This is not possible. ssh's licensing terms pretty much prevent it.
 ssh isn't really free software...