CVS details for Editors

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If you want to access using an CVS editor (for example TortoiseCVS) the sourceforge CVS servers, you need to use the following configuration settings:

  • protocol: ssh
  • server:

Accessing OWASP CVS

  • One way is to browse the CVS online by going to the OWASP Source Tree
  • Another way is to configure your CVS client to download the source locally. Instructions for this can be found here

Configuring CVS access using tortoise CVS behind a proxy

These are the steps you need to take:

  • Install the latest version of Tortoise CVS (from
  • Create a connection using Putty to your proxy with the following tunnel:
    • Source port: 22
    • Destination:
  • Try SSHing into you should get a ssh login priompt (after accepting sourceforge ssh fingerprint)
  • On the place where you want the project to be located, click on CVS Checkout and use these settings:
  • click on 'Fetch List' to test connections (you should get no errors)