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This document describes the client/server protocol used by CVS. It does not describe how to use or administer client/server CVS; see the regular CVS manual for that. This is version 1.10 of the protocol specification---See Introduction, for more on what this version number means.

  • Introduction What is CVS and what is the client/server protocol for?
  • Goals Basic design decisions, requirements, scope, etc.
  • Connection and Authentication Various ways to connect to the server
  • Password scrambling Scrambling used by pserver
  • Protocol Complete description of the protocol
  • Protocol Notes Possible enhancements, limitations, etc. of the protocol
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