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CVS wrapper

'cvsd' is a configurable chroot/suid wrapper for running a CVS pserver more securely. The hope is that cvsd will allow people to run remotely accessible CVS repositories more securely. The distribution includes a script for setting up the chroot'd environment and user/group. It works by running 'cvs pserver' under a special uid/gid ina chroot jail. The authors notes, however, that for authentication the user should consider using SSh as a secure authentication mechanism and transport, because passwords in 'cvs pserver' are transmitted in plain text and 'cvsd' does not change that.



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Janet Casey

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8 November 2001

Leaders and contributors

Chris Black Contributor
Philippe Kehl Contributor
Arthur de Jong Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Debian (Ref)
Bug Tracking,Developer,

Software prerequisites

Required to buildsed
Required to buildawk
Required to useCVS


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