#27 Anonymous CVS checkout behind firewall

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nobody
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2005-11-30
2005-07-29
Harald
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Hello,

We want to check out the pymol CVS project (as a non-
developer) as described -
cvs -
d:pserver:anonymous@cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/pym
ol login
cvs -z3 -
d:pserver:anonymous@cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/pym
ol co -P modulename

This works fine on my home PC with WinCvs.
It does NOT seem to work at the office, behind our
firewall, and we need to do it from there.
I have installed WinCvs+Cygwin+openSSH, attempting
to create an SSH tunnel, as described
under "Establishing the SSH Tunnel", here -
http://www.sunsource.net/nonav/scdocs/SSHWinCvs.ht
ml
(Note the phrase "You can now use WinCVS or any
other CVS client. As long as the tunnel is running all
traffic between the CVS client will be piped through the
tunnel and be secure")

I can get as far as -
C:\cygwin>ssh -x -2 -L 2401:localhost:2401
anonymous@cvs.sf.net
The authenticity of host 'cvs.sf.net (66.35.250.207)' can't
be established.
DSA key fingerprint is
02:ab:7c:aa:49:ed:0b:a8:50:13:10:c2:3e:92:0f:42.
Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)?
yes
Warning: Permanently added 'cvs.sf.net' (DSA) to the
list of known hosts.
anonymous@cvs.sf.net's password:
Permission denied, please try again.

So, it seems I can contact your machine, but as I don't
have the password...
If this had succeeded, I had expected to be able to use
the "pserver" commands through the tunnel.

I have read your docs saying that developers use ssh,
and the rest "pserver". So.....
- what did I miss?
- is this SSH tunnel thing worth pursuing?
- if yes, is there another "anonymous" user/password?
- if no, how can we check out those files??

Regards,
Harald
harald.nyman@astrazeneca.com

Discussion

  • Warren L. DeLano

    Logged In: YES
    user_id=15464

    For future reference (for others), the workaround for this
    is to get a sourceforge account and become a project
    developer so that you can use standard SSH to login and
    check out code.

     
  • Warren L. DeLano

    • status: open --> closed