[Cvsnt] Cvsservice -test at the Server generates error and many other iss ues that need clarification or fixed

Joel Lemon JLemon at point-inc.com
Wed Mar 13 23:22:46 GMT 2002

Community technical support mailing list was retired 2010 and replaced with a professional technical support team. For assistance please contact: Pre-sales Technical support via email to sales@march-hare.com.

Hi Tony;

I am unable to use PSERVER Authentication no matter what I try. I am unable
to use "ntserver" because the company we need to link up with
Via our VPN refuses to allow our domains to access each other.

I may have to start looking at the SSH Authentication. I downloaded the
document "A Practical Guide to WinCVS and SSH by Patrick Reagan",
And I have started reading that info. I cannot use 'cvs passwd' at the
server either. It complains that I cannot add users when I don't have
administrative privileges.

I followed a tip to download an older zip file of cvs for nt and get the
pwgen.exe to generate encrypted files. I don't know if this is correct since
I am never able to get the PSERVER authentication to function correctly.

Like another couple of people that I see posting I have been trying
everything suggested by Tony.

I am running Windows NT 4.0 SP6a on the Server, and when I try to execute
"cvsservice -test" in the sandbox on the server
I get a different error than has been posted by Stephen Townsend. I had been
running Trend-Micro Server Protect on the server and I uninstalled
This after reading Tony's suggestions to Stephen, but no change.

(Here is the listing)

C:\programs\cvsnt>cd sandbox

C:\programs\cvsnt\sandbox>cvsservice -test
CVS  (Build 57) (Mar  8 2002) starting in test mode.
Repository prefix set to D:/cvsrepo
Adding repository D:/cvsrepo/cvs
Adding repository D:/cvsrepo/Gladiator
Adding repository D:/cvsrepo/testrepo
TEMP/TMP currently set to D:\cvstempdir
Initialising socket...ok
Impersonation is enabled
Starting auth server on port 2401/tcp...
Socket Failed (Handle=00000074 Family=2,Socktype=1,Protocol=6):  (not fatal)
Error: All socket binds failed.
I have a repository setup as Bo suggested on my dedicated D:\ drive on the
server and named

It has three repositories under this named \cvs
\gladiator and \testrepo


I am unclear what exactly the CVSROOT system environment setting should be
in this case

Something else. Confusing!


With both the Beta 6 and Beta 7 WinCVS clients I get the following error
trying to connect to the server.
I am running WinCVS (Local Build 1)

When I try to login using the password I have setup in the .passwd (with a
dot) file in the HOME directory on the server c:/ and
In the "passwd" file (no dot preceeding it) in each of the repositories
cvsroot directories, I get the following error;

//cvs-svr1/cvsrepo/cvs: no such repository

*****CVS exited normally with code 1*****

I checked the registry and I have no value set for BindAddress. Is this
required or not?

The following Registry key doesn't exist on the server.


	BindAddress	String		Address of interface to bind to,
					on multi-homed hosts.  Defaults
					to binding to all interfaces.


I, like another individual that posted, am a NT Admin that is having to
delve through tons of your information to try to discern what
Applies to the Windows NT 4.0 Server install of CVS for NT in a multitude of
installation documents.


Any help for us folks trying to understand how to make this software work
would be appreciated.



Joel Robert Lemon
Information Technology Manager
POINT, Inc. (Kansas City)
16900 W. 118th Terrace
Olathe, Kansas, USA 66061
P: (913)-928-2740
F: (913)-492-8233
E: jlemon at point-inc.com


Cvsnt mailing list
Cvsnt at cvsnt.org
http://www.cvsnt.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/cvsnt https://www.march-hare.com/cvspro/en.asp#downcvs

More information about the cvsnt mailing list
Download the latest CVSNT, TortosieCVS, WinCVS etc. for Windows 8 etc.
@CVSNT on Twitter   CVSNT on Facebook