problem with the Tortoise ssh -pw password option

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Ed

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Jul 13, 2005, 10:05:20 PM7/13/05
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I know this is an insecure method, but I'm going crazy typing in my
password every 2 seconds, and the pageant, puttygen, option keeps
referring to Sourceforge example. The other examples I found didn't
work for setting up public keys on the cvs server I'm using. but anyway

So, it's bad when the 'lazy man's' alternative also craps out.

My setup is:

Tortoise 1.8.17
Tools > ssh params > -l "%u" "%h" -pw mycvspassword

The reponse is an alert box:

PuTTY Fatal Error
Unable to authenticate

Any ideas?

Thanks,

Ed

"Too lazy to do all this? There is an alternative solution, which is
insecure as it keeps your password in plaintext on your machine. Go to
TortoiseCVS Preferences -> SSH -> SSH parameters and set the value to
-pw password."

http://www.tortoisecvs.org/faq.shtml#sshkeys

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Ed

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Jul 13, 2005, 10:29:38 PM7/13/05
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Little more info on my setup:

SSH version: TortoisePlink Release 0.56
CVS version: Concurrent Versions System (CVSNT) 2.0.62.1817
(client/server

Russ Sherk

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Jul 14, 2005, 9:14:03 AM7/14/05
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On 13 Jul 2005 19:00:09 -0700, Ed <edwar...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I know this is an insecure method, but I'm going crazy typing in my
> password every 2 seconds, and the pageant, puttygen, option keeps
> referring to Sourceforge example. The other examples I found didn't
> work for setting up public keys on the cvs server I'm using. but anyway
>
> So, it's bad when the 'lazy man's' alternative also craps out.
>
> My setup is:
>
> Tortoise 1.8.17
> Tools > ssh params > -l "%u" "%h" -pw mycvspassword
Try removing the -l %u %h. In winCVS the username and host is handled
by the CVSROOT thingie. (e.g. :ext:username@host:/cvs/root). Mind
you, I have not used Tortise so I don't know how it sets up the
cvsroot.

>
> The reponse is an alert box:
>
> PuTTY Fatal Error
> Unable to authenticate
>
> Any ideas?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Ed
>
> "Too lazy to do all this? There is an alternative solution, which is
> insecure as it keeps your password in plaintext on your machine. Go to
> TortoiseCVS Preferences -> SSH -> SSH parameters and set the value to
> -pw password."
>
> http://www.tortoisecvs.org/faq.shtml#sshkeys
>
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> Info...@gnu.org
> http://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/info-cvs
>
--Russ

Ed

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Jul 14, 2005, 2:49:11 PM7/14/05
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Thanks, but when I tried that, it reported:

TortoisePlink
Unable to open connection:
Host does not exist

My username and host is in the CVSROOT, in this setup as well, but
Tortoise must use it differently.

Are you happy with wincvs? Maybe I should switch.

russ....@gmail.com

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Jul 21, 2005, 8:04:29 AM7/21/05
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I am happy with winCVS. It does not integrate with the explorer tho.

Also, I just installed Tortisecvs (just for kicks). My previous post
about removing the %l and %h was a mistake. Sorry to waste your time.
Anyhow, I have installed and tested your 'lazy man's alternative'.
Unfortunately it works for me.

So, could you run on the command line:
"C:\Program Files\TortoiseCVS\TortoisePlink.exe" -l yourUsername
yourCVShostname -pw yourpassword
to make sure the command is correct?

--Russ

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