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RE: Help: Linux CVS Server Access Problem

From: Hill, Benjamin W
Subject: RE: Help: Linux CVS Server Access Problem
Date: Fri, 6 Jun 2003 16:25:34 +0100


I have been through the troubleshooter, but not found anything I haven't

When I try to connect to the server from a Windows machine using:

set cvsroot=:pserver:address@hidden:/cvs/repository
cvs login [USERNAME]

..I get the line:

"CVS password:"

...but when I enter a password I get:

"cvs [login aborted]: connect to [SERVERNAME]([SERVERNAME]):2401 failed: No
connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it."

I have checked that the cvspserver file is in /etc/xinetd.d and that there
is a LISTEN entry when doing a netstat.

I can however log in from the Linux box itself using:

export cvsroot=:pserver:address@hidden:/cvs/repository
cvs login [USERNAME]

..and check out code etc. I will look at the pserver -f bit though!



-----Original Message-----
From: Jones, Larry 
Sent: 06 June 2003 16:17
To: Hill, Benjamin W
Cc: address@hidden
Subject: Re: Help: Linux CVS Server Access Problem

Hill, Benjamin W writes:
> And I can authenticate, and then check out code in the repository 
> fine. The problem is when I try to connect to the server remotely and 
> do the same thing.

See the troubleshooting advice in the manual:


If that doesn't help, feel free to ask for help, but at least tell us
exactly what the problem is!

>         server_args         = --allow-root=/cvs/repository pserver -f

The -f belongs before pserver, not after.

-Larry Jones

Oh, what the heck.  I'll do it. -- Calvin

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