CVS Server on MacOSX 10.3 Server

After much pulling of (what's left of my) hair, the CVS server on is running again. Turns out that Panther handles password differently than 10.1.5 did (yes, our server was that out of date...), so the pserver barfed on authentication attempts.

Connecting to the CVS server via SSH works like a charm.

It's a trivial change to make on the client side. Change your to

Really should have been running under SSH all along - pserver is a gaping security hole, with the plaintext passwords passed through the pipe...

Handy links for this process:


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Last updated: September 24, 2023