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Mac OS X in a Nutshell by Chris Stone, Chuck Toporek, Jason McIntosh

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CVS User Reference

This section provides details on connecting to a repository, the structure of sandboxes, and using the CVS commands.

Repository Locators

CVS currently supports five methods for the client to access the repository: local, external, a password server, a GSS-API (Generic Security Services API) server, and a Kerberos 4 server (most Kerberos users will want to use GSS-API). Table 18-12 describes the various repository locator types and their respective access methods.

Table 18-12. Repository access types and methods

Method

Locator format

Description

Local

path

If the repository directory is local to the computer from which you will access it (or appears local, such as an NFS or Samba mounted filesystem), the repository string is just the pathname of the repository directory, such as /usr/local/cvsrep.

External

:ext:user @ host:path

External repositories are accessed via a remote shell utility, usually rsh (the default) or ssh. The environment variable $CVS_RSH is used to specify the remote shell program.

Password server

:pserver:user @ host:path

Password server repositories require authentication to a user account before allowing use of the repository. Public CVS servers are commonly configured this way so they can provide anonymous CVS access. See Section 18.2.3.11, earlier in this chapter, for more information on anonymous CVS.

GSS-API server

:gserver:

This locator type is used for servers accessible via Kerberos 5 or other authentication ...

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