:pserver:with system authentication
One of the simplest ways to setup the
is with system authentication. The
password-checking program is used for that purpose.
checkpassword checks the supplied username and password against
the UNIX system users database (looking into `/etc/passwd', or
into `/etc/shadow'). If the password is correct, it switches the
user id to the provided username, and executes the CVS server binary
itself. Thus, the CVS server runs as the individual system user, with
all the appropriate priviliges granted.
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