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From Ben Laurie <>
Subject Re: Voting Summary
Date Wed, 13 Dec 1995 12:07:13 GMT
> In message <>, Ben Laurie writes:
> >I have been vaguely considering adding SSL to cvs - that'd be nice and
> >secure, though we'd have the usual problem (not such a large problem as
> >Apache-SSL, of course). Shouldn't be too hard to do - a couple of days work,
> >perhaps?
> While this would be cool, ssh works now.  It's a drop in replacement for
> rsh, which CVS already knows how to use.  The developers would need to
> install ssh at their end, and generate a private/public key pair for their
> host and themself and send the public keys to brian to put into the
> equivalent of the rhosts file.
> It was developped in finland... and if you don't use IDEA as the encryption
> algorithm (it provides others) I don't think there are any legal problems
> with using it internationally.

Oh, OK, cool. CVS is currently acquiring a non-rsh based model, which is
obviously nicer for the admin of the repository, but, assuming shell access is
OK, it would be simpler to stick with ssh.



> Dean

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