CVS server

Dave Anselmi anselmi at
Sun Oct 28 19:02:24 PST 2001

Björn Lindberg wrote:

> I want to set up a CVS repository which I can reach from other
> computers. I have already installed CVS, and set up the repository.
> Careful study of the CVS manuals seem to imply that to be able to
> checkout the sources (non-anonymously), I have to run inetd to activate
> cvs on connections. I don't have inetd, and currently have no other use
> for it, so the question is; is there another way?

CVS doesn't have a daemon mode to listen for client connections.  You can
run it with rsh (see
).  You can use ssh instead of rsh (see  If rsh isn't secure enough,
and ssh isn't available, CVS provides its own authentication called pserver
- that's the one that requires inetd.

It is apparently possible to tunnel pserver over ssh - see the faq link
above.  It is not very detailed though.

Good luck!

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