[Cvsnt] Error setting up on XP Pro (reading from server: error -1)

James Ussher-Smith james at jamesus.com
Tue Apr 2 23:00:39 BST 2002

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I have been following a guide to installing CVSNT that was posted to
this list a couple months back; it's been perfect up until the step that
tells me to add my username to the passwd file:

cvs passwd -a James
I then type in the passwords and the following error comes up:

Cvs [password aborted]: reading from server: error -1

Cvsservice -test produces the following:
C:\Program Files\CVS for NT>cvsservice -test
CVS  (Build 57a) (Mar 13 2002) starting in test mode.
Repository prefix set to F:/LinkType
Adding repository f:/linktype/cvsroot
TEMP/TMP currently set to C:\DOCUME~1\James\LOCALS~1\Temp
Initialising socket...ok
Impersonation is enabled
Starting auth server on port 2401/tcp...
Socket Failed (Handle=ffffffff Family=23,Socktype=1,Protocol=6): An
address inco
mpatible with the requested protocol was used.  (not fatal)
Starting named pipe server...
CVS initialised successfully

As you can see there is an error there but it doesn't seem to cause it
to fail. I have seen this problem diagnosed to a firewall in the past; I
have not installed any firewalls on this PC and the XP firewall is

Any help/ideas would be much appreciated.

Thank you!


James Ussher-Smith

James Ussher-Smith
vBulletin Support Team
Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.


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