Your working copy of the sources can be on a different machine than the repository. Using CVS in this manner is known as client/server operation. You run CVS on a machine which can mount your working directory, known as the client, and tell it to communicate to a machine which can mount the repository, known as the server. Generally, using a remote repository is just like using a local one, except that the format of the repository name is:
The details of exactly what needs to be set up depend on how you are connecting to the server.
If method is not specified, and the repository
name contains `:', then the default is
server, depending on your platform; both are
described in section Connecting with rsh.