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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 1.11.2 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

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