SSH with Public Key Authentication (Was: Re: Attention: Giorgos Keramidas (Was: CVS Import Permissions))

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at
Wed Feb 1 15:49:10 PST 2006

On 2006-02-02 10:30, david bryce <davidbryce at> wrote:
>On Tue, 31 Jan 2006 11:41:35 +0200, "Giorgos Keramidas"
><keramida at> said:
>>> We are currently using a pserver installation, with developers using
>>> windows machines. We need a way to achieve the same effect with a user on
>>> a windows machine doing an import. Do you have any idea how this can be
>>> done? Thank you!
>> I'm not sure.  I know that the setting of CVSUMASK on the server machine
>> works if you use SSH tunneling though.  If it's not too much trouble, you
>> can set up SSH-based authentication instead of :pserver: and make sure
>> the
>> .bashrc or .cshrc of the developers on the server machine sets CVSUMASK
>> correctly.
>> SSH-tunneled CVS is what the FreeBSD project uses in the official CVS
>> repository, so I guess this setup works as expected :)
> Giorgos,
> Thanks again for taking the time to reply. I have tried using SSH in
> the past, and got stuck setting up the public key login (that's
> why we're using pserver).
> I spent a few hours yesterday trying to get SSH going again. I can
> login with SSH from the windows machine using Putty, but only when
> I use password authentication. In order to use cvs with ssh (using
> the plink program in Putty), we must use public key authentication.

Unfortunately, I can't help with the Windows side.  I'm only using UNIX
machines as clients, so Putty is something new to me :-(

Perhaps someone else on freebsd-questions can help with Putty?

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