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Old 08-20-2011, 10:49 PM   #1
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Distribution: Ubuntu12, CentOS6
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Question CVS Issue - can't login remotely "host unknown"

I've just setup CVS on my VPS running CentOS5.

I can checkout and commit files locally on the server when logged in with SSH but when still logged in as SSH at the command line I run the following command, this is what happens:

[root@s1 ~]# cvs -d :pserver:peter:/CVS login
Logging in to :pserver:root@peter:2401/CVS
CVS password: 
Unknown host peter.
I've never used CVS before, so please bear with me! I'm guessing that I needed to use a hostname, rather than my username to login?

The question is, which hostname to use? Sure, I guess there's some way to make it accept it's own hostname, which would mean that I can login using SSH in this way from the local machine, but this is rather pointless since I can already access it without logging in to it from the local machine.

What I want to be able to do is to access it from my home or where ever I may be. I won't always be on the same host and I have no idea of the hostnames of the other machines that will access it. How will I resolve this please?

I'd rather just forget hostname checking and rely on password strength for security.

Thanks guys.
Old 08-20-2011, 11:01 PM   #2
Registered: May 2008
Distribution: Ubuntu12, CentOS6
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Sorry guys! Stupid question!

I was thinking that the hostname was being used as a part of authentication. After trying to login from my home machine, it suddenly occurred to me that this hostname is telling it where to send the login request! I can now login from the local server using SSH when specifying peter@localhost :-) (okay, it says it can't see the repository at the path specified, which I initialized earlier, but that's another story!).




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