The pserver Access Method
method allows users to connect to the
repository with a username and password that are stored on the
repository server. The main advantage of
is that it permits anonymous, passwordless, read-only access. The
main disadvantages of
pserver mode are that it
uses a trivial encoding scheme for passwords and the data stream is
pserver mode is included in CVS
automatically, but it requires a password file that needs to be
pserver, you need a username on the
repository computer, to enable CVS to run programs on that computer.
You may share this username (your
username) with other users and have a separate
CVS username to identify you to CVS as an
individual. You also need to log in before running other commands.
To support the
pserver access method, CVS needs
to run a server on the computer that hosts the repository. To
configure the repository to run the CVS server, edit
inetd.conf and add
pserver. See Section 8.8 of this chapter for
more information on
The repository path format for
The default port for
pserver is 2401. If the
user is not specified, the client sends the username of the calling
user on the client computer.
You need to configure the
passwd file and
writers files before you can use
pserver. These files are explained in Section 8.7.1 and Section 8.7.2 of this chapter. You also need ...