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From: Paul Moore (gustav_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-06-29 12:57:45

From: jsiek_at_[hidden] [mailto:jsiek_at_[hidden]]
> If you can get ssh through your firewall then you can do CVS, so the
> trick is to find a version of ssh that jives with your firewall.

Sigh. This comes up every time anyone suggests CVS as an easy way of
providing access to development sources on any project.

My firewall is totally closed. I know nothing of firewall technology, but I

1. E-Mail the outside world.
2. Browse the web (http) via our web proxy.
3. FTP via "ftp proxyname user_at_realhost".
4. Telnet via some magic incantations involving telnet to the proxy, and
from there give the name of the outside host. This is only telnet (port 21),
and only via a telnet client - effectively, it's not much use...

That's it. I can't ssh, I can't do the CVS protocol, I can't even resolve
names outside our local internet (ping gives "unknown

Can we just assume that there is a class of people for whom FTP and web
browser access are the only options? I don't begrudge others CVS access, but
I also don't think that people who can't use the CVS access should be

[Sorry, you hit a sore spot...]


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