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From Ben Laurie <>
Subject Re: CVS?
Date Tue, 02 Jan 1996 21:16:56 GMT
> In message <>, Ben Laurie writes:
> >SOCKS isn't to secure the connection (not really) its to get me past my
> firewall. Since the shell connection for CVS is only used to launch the CVS
> >server, ssh doesn't provide much protection.
> You mean the 'pserver' option -- the one that is launched via inetd.conf
> -- right?  'cvs server' sucks off its stdin and writes on its stdout,
> so it uses the rsh connection already in place.  So ssh would provide
> it with protection...

Yes, but only as much as 'pserver' does. Once the server is launched its all
in plain anyway. ssh presumably does protect the password in transit, though,
but this can't be an issue, since hyperreal allows telnet logins.
> Dean



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