User context switch in sshd using RSAAuthentication

Ulrich Jakobus
Thu Dec 6 07:17:00 GMT 2001

This is a native WIN32 version of CVS, not the Cygwin build (the
available Cygwin package cvs-1.11.0-1 corrupts my file system 
permissions, the newer 1.11.1-1p1 compiles without problems under
Cygwin but the "make check" fails at some stage, so I went back
to cvs from CVSNT).

It seems that I have to go back to password authentication for ssh
then (or use :pserver: as I did in the past without ssh). We are
multiple developers using CVS, and need to have the correct username
there (and not SYSTEM).

Thanks for the prompt reply,


On Thu, 6 Dec 2001 13:35:40 +0100, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>On Thu, Dec 06, 2001 at 01:26:28PM +0200, Ulrich Jakobus wrote:
>> Hello,
>> > I am running a CVS server on a Win2K machine connecting through
>> SSH, where sshd is a standard installation of CYGWIN (i.e running
>> under the SYSTEM account as configured by the ssh-config-host 
>> script).
>A Cygwin CVS or a native CVS?  If it's a native CVS, the
>below message that auther is SYSTEM would be ok.  Changing
>the user context w/o password uncovers a flaw in NT user name
>handling.  Cygwin just workarounds that.
>> However, when using the ~/.ssh/authorizedkeys file then CVS also
>> works, no error messages. But the CVS log files contain
>> date	2001.;	author SYSTEM;	state Exp;
>> i.e. the user SYSTEM appears here.

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