[seek-dev] Re: [pmc] CVS account

Matt Jones jones at nceas.ucsb.edu
Wed Sep 24 08:16:25 PDT 2003


We upgraded our ssh servers last week because of security issues with 
the previous version.  So now the system is more strict about how it 
lets you connect.  Consequently, you need to use SSH protocol version 2 
when connecting.  Most (all?) ssh clients support this these days, so it 
shouldn't require any new software on your part.  Just be sure you are 
using ssh2 to connect.

For tortoise CVS, by default it uses an ssh1 protocol.  You can change 
this to ssh2 in the TortoiseCVS preferences (right click on an explorer 
window and choose CVS|Preferences... from the menu).  In the preferences 
dialog, go to the "SSH" tab, and change the SSH application to 
"TortoisePlinkSSH2".  This is simply a different batch file that forces 
the ssh client to use ssh2.

When you connect, you will probably get a notice that the host key has 
changed, which is ok.


Robert Kukla wrote:
> Hi Matt,
> I was trying to connect to the seek CVS repository, but it wouldn't
> accept my password. Is anything wrong with it or have I got my password
> mixed up? In the latter case, could you please reset my password and let
> me know.
> Thanks a lot
>   Robert
> On Tue, 15 Jul 2003 12:25:25 -0800, you wrote:
>>I have created an account for you on 'cvs.ecoinformatics.org'.  You now 
>>have read-only access to CVS over an SSH tunnel.  Here are the account 
>>details you will need:
>>Username: kukla
>>You can change your password by using an ssh client to connect to 
>>cvs.ecoinformatics.org, and then run the 'passwd' command. Please do so 
>>ASAP.  To use CVS from a UNIX machine, use something like this:
>>export CVS_RSH=ssh
>>export CVSROOT=:ext:kukla at ecoinformatics.org:/cvs
>>cvs checkout seek
>>On Windows, the easiest to use client seems to be TortoiseCVS 
>>(http://www.tortoisecvs.org).  Use the same information as is found in 
>>the unix case to checkout the seek module.
>>There are several good CVS tutorials on the web.
>>The SEEK developers converse using IRC on the #seek channel on the host 
>>'irc.ecoinformatics.org' if you need help with anything or want to touch 
>>base with others on the project.  IRC is explained on the SEEK web site 
>>(http://seek.ecoinformatics.org/dev/irc.html).  You need to send me your 
>>IP number if you want to use IRC.
>>Good luck, and let me know if you have any problems.
>>Robert Kukla wrote:
>>>I am doing some work for Jessie Kennedy (Napier University) on the Seek
>>>project. Could you please set up a CVS account for me and send me the
>>>access info. Thanks a lot.
>>>Kind Regards
>>>pmc mailing list
>>>pmc at ecoinformatics.org

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