Bug 58699 - RFE: Make CVS_RSH default to ssh
Summary: RFE: Make CVS_RSH default to ssh
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: cvs
Version: 1.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Martin Stransky
QA Contact: Aaron Brown
Keywords: FutureFeature
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-01-23 11:43 UTC by Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:39 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2005-12-19 10:04:56 UTC

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Description Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2002-01-23 11:43:50 UTC
Description of Problem:
Any non-:pserver: protocol in CVS wants to run rsh. rsh is obsolete; pretty much
all CVS servers - including sourceforge, gnu.org and our own servers - want ssh.
Besides, ssh can fall back to rsh if the server doesn't support ssh connections
(and, of course, you can always export CVS_RSH=rsh if you really really need to
use insecure crap).

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Comment 1 Behdad Esfahbod 2004-01-19 04:35:35 UTC
Well, this is really good.  Any way we can get it done?

Comment 2 Kyle R Maxwell 2005-06-01 18:22:06 UTC
Maybe this could go in the skeleton profiles? Alternately, any chance of a
change in the default upstream behavior?

Comment 3 Paul Wouters (this account to be phased out) 2005-09-01 19:49:10 UTC
This should go into /etc/profile.d/cvs.sh, a file that just contains:

# change default from rsh to ssh for cvs command
export CVS_RSH=ssh

which is then included in the cvs rpm.

Surely RedHat enginers must also be getting annoyed at producing rsh requests
when using their cvs repositories? No? :)

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