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Re: Connecting to a CVS-server on port *2402*

From: Derek R. Price
Subject: Re: Connecting to a CVS-server on port *2402*
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 08:20:42 -0500

Unfortunately, with versions of CVS 1.11 and earlier your only option is to patch, change the port pserver is assigned to in your /etc/services file or whatever it is under AIX that you have to do to get a different result from getservbyname, or compile a version of CVS after changing the value of CVS_AUTH_PORT in src/client.c.  Unfortunately, except for the patch, you are still stuck with the same alternative port every time.

There _is_ an even better fix if you feel like downloading the dev version of the source from the CVS repository.  It allows you to specify an alternative port as part of CVSROOT.  There's a small issue yet with the treatment of the password file, but it's no show stopper and I should have it fixed in another day or two.  Of course, you'll still have to compile that.


Derek Price                      CVS Solutions Architect ( )
mailto:address@hidden     OpenAvenue ( )
... one of the main causes of the fall of the Roman Empire was that, 
lacking zero, they had no way to indicate successful termination of their C

        - Robert Firth

Christensen Torben Bach wrote:

Thanks, Derek!

But I still wonder if configuring-by-patching really is necessary?

I quote from Karl Fogel's CVS-book:

"Before running through the steps needed to set up the password server,
let's examine how such connections work in the abstract. When a remote CVS
client uses the :pserver: method to connect to a repository, the client is
actually contacting a specific port number on the server machine -
specifically, port number 2401 (which is 49 squared, if you like that sort
of thing). Port 2401 is the designated default port for the CVS pserver,
although one could arrange for a different port to be used as long as both
client and server agree on it. "

Sadly, KF doesn't reveal HOW to arrange it...


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Derek Scherger [mailto:address@hidden]
> Sent: 11. januar 2001 02:49
> To: Torben B. Christensen
> Cc: address@hidden
> Subject: Re: Connecting to a CVS-server on port *2402*
> "Torben B. Christensen" wrote:
> >
> > Hi there!
> >
> > All the manuals seems to assume that port 2401 is always used for a
> > pserver connection. Well, not on our AIX-box...
> >
> > So, how do I connect to an alternate port? I know from our WinCvs
> > clients that it can be done, but how do I persuade the
> standard UNIX-
> > client? My best guess would be changing the CVSROOT - just can't
> > figure out how...
> >
> > /Torben B. Christensen
> >
> > _______________________________________________
> > Info-cvs mailing list
> > address@hidden
> >
> There's a patch floating around that allows you to export
> CVS_CLIENT_PORT=2402 before running the client that I've used
> with some
> success. I've attached the copy I've used which works against CVS
> 1.10.x. If I remember right this is from Derek Price at Open Ave.
> --
> Cheers,
> Derek
> _____________________________________________________________________
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