( Connecting via rsh

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 2.9.3 Connecting with rsh
 CVS uses the `rsh' protocol to perform these operations, so the remote
 user host needs to have a `.rhosts' file which grants access to the
 local user. Note that the program that CVS uses for this purpose may be
 specified using the `--with-rsh' flag to configure.
    For example, suppose you are the user `mozart' on the local machine
 `', and the server machine is `'.  On
 faun, put the following line into the file `.rhosts' in `bach''s home
 directory:  mozart
 Then test that `rsh' is working with
      rsh -l bach 'echo $PATH'
    Next you have to make sure that `rsh' will be able to find the
 server.  Make sure that the path which `rsh' printed in the above
 example includes the directory containing a program named `cvs' which
 is the server.  You need to set the path in `.bashrc', `.cshrc', etc.,
 not `.login' or `.profile'.  Alternately, you can set the environment
 variable `CVS_SERVER' on the client machine to the filename of the
 server you want to use, for example `/usr/local/bin/cvs-1.6'.  For the
 `ext' and `fork' methods, you may also specify CVS_SERVER as an otpion
 in the CVSROOT so that you may use different servers for differnt
 roots. See  Remote repositories for more details.
    There is no need to edit `inetd.conf' or start a CVS server daemon.
    There are two access methods that you use in `CVSROOT' for rsh.
 `:server:' specifies an internal rsh client, which is supported only by
 some CVS ports.  `:ext:' specifies an external rsh program.  By default
 this is `rsh' (unless otherwise specified by the `--with-rsh' flag to
 configure) but you may set the `CVS_RSH' environment variable to invoke
 another program which can access the remote server (for example,
 `remsh' on HP-UX 9 because `rsh' is something different).  It must be a
 program which can transmit data to and from the server without modifying
 it; for example the Windows NT `rsh' is not suitable since it by
 default translates between CRLF and LF.  The OS/2 CVS port has a hack
 to pass `-b' to `rsh' to get around this, but since this could
 potentially cause problems for programs other than the standard `rsh',
 it may change in the future.  If you set `CVS_RSH' to `SSH' or some
 other rsh replacement, the instructions in the rest of this section
 concerning `.rhosts' and so on are likely to be inapplicable; consult
 the documentation for your rsh replacement.
    You may choose to specify the CVS_RSH option in the CVSROOT to allow
 you to use different ones for different roots. For example, allowing
 some roots to use CVS_RSH=REMSH and some to use CVS_RSH=SSH for the
 `ext' method. See also the  Remote repositories for more details.
    Continuing our example, supposing you want to access the module
 `foo' in the repository `/usr/local/cvsroot/', on machine
 `', you are ready to go:
      cvs -d checkout foo
 (The `bach@' can be omitted if the username is the same on both the
 local and remote hosts.)
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