cvsd.conf - configuration file for cvsd.
The file cvsd.conf
contains the configuration information for running
‘cvsd’ (see cvsd
(8) ). The file contains options, one on
each line, specifying the workings of cvsd.
- RootJail path
- This specifies the location of the chroot jail cvs should
be run in. This directory should be initialized with the cvsd-buildroot
script so it contains all the proper directories and binaries. If this
option is not present in the configuration file or a value of
‘none’ (without quotes) is specified cvsd will run in the
normal file system root.
- Uid uid
- This specifies which user id cvs should be run as. This can
be a numerical id or a symbolic value. If no uid is specified cvsd will
run under the uid it is started with.
- Gid gid
- This specifies which group id cvs should be run as. This
can be a numerical id or a symbolic value. If no gid is specified cvsd
will run under the gid it is started with.
- CvsCommand path
- This should be set to the location where the cvs command is
located. Note that if you set up a RootJail this is relative to that
directory, but should still start with a ‘/’. If you do not
define this a default of ‘/bin/cvs’ will be used if a chroot
jail has been configured and otherwise it will be set
- CvsArgs arg...
- Additional arguments to be passed to the cvs command, in
addition to the default ones. You can pass the -R option to put cvs in
read-only mode. Note that not all options can be used in pserver mode and
error messages are not always very friendly.
- Nice num
- This specifies the nice value (on most systems ranging from
-20 to 20) where the smaller the number (more negative) the higher the
priority. If no value is specified the nice level of the program will not
- Umask mask
- This specifies a umask used by the cvs pserver when
creating files. Specify as an octal value. If no value is specified the
default umask of 027 will be used.
- Limit resource value
- Limits use of a certain resource to the cvs process. Note
that resource limits will be set on the executed cvs command and not for
the daemon. Resource may be one of:
- maixmum filesize of a coredump
- maximum amount of seconds cputime consumed
- maximum size of program's data segment
- maximum size of files created
- maximum amount of locked memory
- maximum number of open files (file descriptors)
- maximam number of processes (per user? max. children?)
- maximum size of resident memory
- maximum stack size
- maximum amount of virtual memory allocated
- number of threads that the process may create
Note that not all systems may support all resources specified here. If no limits
are defined no extra limits will be enforced. If the system already specified
limits for processes it may not be possible to broaden the limits.
A value (resource limit) that is a size can be specified with a suffix of
‘b’ (bytes), ‘k’ (1024 bytes) or ‘m’
(1024*1024 bytes), where ‘k’ is default.
Plain number values can also have the ‘k’ and ‘m’
suffixes, but the default is just the plain number.
Time values can be formatted as ‘mm:ss’ or have a
‘m’ or ‘s’ suffix where ‘s’ is
- PidFile file
- This specifies the location the process id of the daemon is
written. If no PidFile is specified the pid will not be written.
/var/run/cvsd.pid is a good location for a pidfile.
- Listen address port
- This options specifies which addresses and ports cvsd
should listen on for connections. The address value can be
‘*’ (for binding all addresses) or a symbolic (host name),
dotted quad or ipv6 address. The port value can be a numeric port number
or a well known service (‘cvspserver’). This option can be
supplied multiple times. The address and port fields can be combined in
the usual ways by separating them with a ‘:’ or a
‘.’, optionally surrounding the address part by square
brackets (‘[’ and ‘]’).
# listen on all interfaces and all protocols on port 2401
Listen * 2401
# listen on IPv6 port 100
Listen :: 100
# listen on localhost
Listen localhost cvspserver
# listen on an ipv6 address
- MaxConnections num
- This specifies the maximum number of connections that can
be handled simultaneously. When the value 0 (the default) is supplied no
limit is used.
- Log scheme/file logvelel
- This option specifies the way logging is done. As first
argument either none, syslog or a file name beginning with a
‘/’ may be specified. The second argument is optional and
specifies the loglevel. The loglevel may be one of: crit, error, warning,
notice, info (default) or debug. All messages with the specified loglevel
and higher are logged. This option can be supplied multiple times. If this
option is omitted syslog info is assumed.
- Repos path
- This option specifies which repositories can be used. The
value is passed as a --allow-root=path parameter to cvs. The path should
be relative to the specified RootJail and should start with a
‘/’. This option can be supplied multiple times, but should
be specified at least once.
/etc/cvsd/cvsd.conf - default location for the configuration file
/var/run/cvsd.pid (or other localtion) - the file where the process id is saved
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