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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 220.127.116.11 of the protocol specification---See section 1. Introduction, for more on what this version number means.
1. Introduction What is CVS and what is the client/server protocol for? 2. Goals Basic design decisions, requirements, scope, etc. 3. How to Connect to and Authenticate Oneself to the CVS server Various ways to connect to the server 4. Password scrambling algorithm Scrambling used by pserver 5. The CVS client/server protocol Complete description of the protocol 6. Notes on the Protocol Possible enhancements, limitations, etc. of the protocol