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From Achim Abeling <>
Subject Re: Password ignored when checking out using CVS with ext
Date Tue, 11 Jul 2006 07:41:13 GMT

Barrie Treloar wrote:
> On 7/11/06, Mike Lee <> wrote:
>> I had a similar problem as you described. I believe I had to do a 
>> "xhost +"
>> command before I ssh'ed into the machine as root to start the Continuum
>> server.
> Err, xhost + is a very insecure solution to the problem.

And it does not help me to make continuum run in batch.

>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > I am using continuum 1.0.3 on linux.
>> >
>> > The continuum server is run as root.
> I'd create a continuum user and run as that, never run applications as 
> root.
> Continuum has no need for the privileges that root enjoys.
>> > scm:cvs:ext:server:path:module
> [del]
>> > Error: Can't open display: :0.0
>> > Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
>> > Xlib: No protocol specified
>> >
>> > openssh tries to ask for the password in a popup which fails.
> [del]
>> > When I run continuum as a user which owns the display the popup 
>> appears,
>> > I can type in the password and continuum continues its work 
>> successfully.
>> >
>> > How can I configure continuum (or openssh) to take the password 
>> provided
>> > in the web interface?
> Continuum runs maven no differently than if you ran mvn on the command 
> line.
> You should get mvn to work as the continuum user in batch-mode so that
> no popups occur and it works correctly from the command line. Until
> this happens there is no point setting up continuum.

> This may require configuring the key files in ~continuum/.ssh to not
> have a passphrase.

Ok. I got this to work by using ssh keyfiles.

But what are the username and password fields in the web interface good 
for? Can they only be used for pserver connections?

Thanks for your help

> It may also require your to have run the cvs login command by hand to
> create the ~/.cvspass file with a password included.
> Having no passphrase and storing keys in .cvspass are not ideal
> security choices but they rely on linux filesystem permissions which
> is pretty reasonable.  It is much better than running continuum as
> root or using xhost +.

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