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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.


User README and man pages included in the distribution

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Janet Casey

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8 November 2001

Leaders and contributors

Arthur de Jong Maintainer
Chris Black Contributor
Philippe Kehl Contributor

Resources and communication

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Bug Tracking,Developer,
Debian (Ref)

Software prerequisites

Required to useCVS
Required to buildsed
Required to buildawk

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 8 February 2018.


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