secure cvs server, urgent

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Sun Apr 4 15:30:35 PDT 2004

dave wrote:
>     I'm wanting to offer cvs services to a select group of users from my
> internal server. I need this to be as secure as possible using ssh. I've
> tried cvsd, and although it starts when i try to log in, i'm using :pserver:
> at the moment, i get the message, premature end of file from server, consult
> above messages if any.

You can't use pserver or cvs in daemon mode in conjunction with SSH access.

Simply set CVS_RSH=ssh in your environment and use a CVSROOT without the 
:pserver: bit and your users ought to be fine, at least if cvs is in their 
path on your internal server.


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