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Re: CVS behind a firewall.

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: CVS behind a firewall.
Date: Sat, 13 Oct 2001 13:06:21 -0400 (EDT)

Tarun Garg writes:
> Does the cvs client randomly pick up ports at the client end ( in case of
> pserver)?

Yes.  That's the way essentially *all* TCP/IP clients work -- only the
server uses a well-known port.

> Can I specify the port to be used at the client side ?


> Or is there something wrong with our firewalling ( or proxy) software?


> Is there something wrong with my understanding/expectation ?

Yours or your firewall administrator's.  You need need to configure the
firewall to allow outgoing connections from any (non-reserved) port to
port 2401.  The rule should look almost exactly like the rule for telnet
except for the different well-known port number.

-Larry Jones

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