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Old 10-12-2005, 08:11 PM   #1
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problem logging into cvs server

I have installed cvs on my redhat machine.

When I try to login to the cvs server using the following command

cvs -d server:joe:mypassword@csiredhat:/home/cvs login

I get the following error message
cvs login: authorization failed: server csiredhat rejected access to /home/cvs for user joe.

Why does this happen?

Please note that my login has "csi" as its inital group and "cvs" as the next group.

I desparately need some help. Please advise.


***directory permissions****
drwxrwxrwx 4 cvs cvs 4096 Oct 12 14:44 cvs
drwxrwxr-x 3 root root 4096 Oct 12 14:44 CVSROOT

****groups joe*****
joe: csi cvs

*****groups cvs****
cvs: cvs

*****netstat -an | grep 2401*****
tcp 0 0* LISTEN

****/etc/profile ****

export CVSROOT

**** /etc/xinetd.d/cvspserver ****

service cvspserver
disable = no
socket_type = stream
wait = no
user = cvs
group = cvs
log_type = FILE /var/log/cvspserver
protocol = tcp
env = '$HOME=/home/cvs'
bind =
log_on_failure += USERID
port = 2401
server = /usr/bin/cvs
server_args = -f --allow-root=/home/cvs pserver
Old 10-13-2005, 01:21 AM   #2
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I solved my issue. It was pretty silly actually.

I did not create the passwd file in the CVSROOT directory, which subsequently led to the authentication failures!

I hope I read the docs more carefully in future. Sorry for the trouble guys.



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