[BioPython] backups boring but essential
Mon, 20 Sep 1999 11:37:14 -0600
> CVS effectively backs up the code over multiple locations. There are
> probably 5/6 active cvs repositories out there.
Which reminds me, how do I use CVS "transparently" from my
remote machine without having to give my password every time?
I set it up to use ssh as the connection method, as given in
(CVS_RSH is set to ssh) and I can do checkin/checkout/update,
but every time it wants to make a connection, I have to give it
This means I can't work inside emacs using its version control
submode, since it doesn't understand passwords.
Reading the man page shows that there is a .shosts file which
is the equivalent of .rhosts, but I can't make it work.
Here are some possible problems:
* my client is a 1.x version, not 2.x as on the server
val> ssh -V
SSH Version 1.2.26 [mips-sgi-irix6.5], protocol version 1.5.
Standard version. Does not use RSAREF.
As I understand it, ssh 2.x for commercial use requires some
sort of license.
* connections are forwarded through a gateway, so it looks
like I'm coming from a different machine than I'm really at,
* my primary machine isn't reverse DNS-able
* identd isn't running on the gateway machine
* I don't understand if there's anything I need to do with
respect the info at http://www.tac.nyc.ny.us/~kim/ssh/ and
To be back on topic, since it's cumbersome to make the CVS
connection, I often end up working directly on biopython.org, and
hence there is no redundancy.