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13.37 > Development > cvsd (1.0.18)

cvsd is a wrapper program for cvs in pserver mode. it will run 'cvs pserver'
under a special uid/gid in a chroot jail.

cvsd is run as a daemon and is controlled through a configuration file. It is
relatively easy to configure and provides tools for easy setting up a chroot

This server can be useful if you want to run a public cvs pserver. You should
however be aware of the security limitations of running a cvs pserver. If you
want any kind of authentication you should really consider using secure shell
as a secure authentication mechanism and transport. Passwords used in cvs
pserver are transmitted in plain text.

This wrapper adds a layer of security to the cvs server. cvs is a very
powerful tool and is capable of running scripts and other things. Running cvs
in a chroot jail it is possible to limit the amount of "damage" cvs can do if
it is exploited. It is generally a good idea to run cvsd without any write
permissions to any directory on the system.

Features of cvsd include:
* running in chroot jail
* configuring chroot jail
* running under a non-root uid
* set a nice value
* limit resource usage
* limit number of connections
* relatively easy to set up

Maintained by: Zordrak
Keywords: cvsd,cvs,pserver
ChangeLog: cvsd


Source Downloads:
cvsd-1.0.18.tar.gz (1117d78572619597ece45c04aab75e2d)

Download SlackBuild:
cvsd.tar.gz.asc (FAQ)

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