Subject: Re: CVS_RSH to ssh
To: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 06/17/2003 08:11:23
On Tue, 17 Jun 2003, Ignatios Souvatzis wrote:

> On Tue, Jun 17, 2003 at 05:16:53PM +0900, wrote:
> > 	do people object much if i apply the following patch, to make
> > 	ssh(1) the default way for cvs to contact remote host?
> Hm. given that it contradicts cvs packages as obtained elsewhere, and
> that some people use pserver access regularly (including me, depending
> on which anoncvs server I need to access today), I don't think it's wise.

I take "default" to mean "if no other access method is specified", so
the proposed change should no more affect pserver access than setting
CVS_RSH=ssh in the environment should affect the pserver method (which
it doesn't).

I think it's a good idea. On every new system I install, "cvs" fails
mysteriously until I remember to set CVS_RSH=ssh. Who uses "rsh"
nowadays, anyway? ("pserver" != "rsh")