[cvsnt] Re: Cannot connect to lock server

Magnus McElroy foo at you.com
Thu May 6 20:08:01 BST 2004

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Thanks for your help. When I upgrade, would you recommend 2000 Pro or XP
Pro? I understand that it will work on either, but if there's a horrible
problem with CVSNT on one of them, I'd like to know.

Thanks again.

"Bo Berglund" <bo.berglund at telia.com> wrote in message
news:8gid901j8r57j26jgb2goltgvl2hr8mkd3 at 4ax.com...
> On Mon, 3 May 2004 14:19:18 -0700, "Magnus McElroy" <foo at you.com>
> wrote:
> >Hello, group:
> >
> >I'm trying to set up a CVS server and repository. The computers will all
> >Windows-based, including the server. It's running Win XP Home. The
> >in question are able to connect to each other through the LAN; it's not a
> >physical problem.
> >
> >I am able to use CVSNT to create a respository and access on my local
> >machine. Yes, I know that I'm strongly discouraged from doing this, but I
> >don't have the resources to get a new server just for the respository. I
> >unable to use a remote machine to check out anything. I get the errors:
> >
> >cvs server: Error connecting to localhost: No such host is known.
> >cvs [server aborted]: Couldn't connect to lock server.
> >
> >The errors are identical on WinCVS and Tortoise CVS.Both the CVSNT and
> >Locking Service services are running. On the repository machine, I can
> >code in and out, no problem. When using any other machine, I get this
> >Clearly, I have set something up incorrectly, but I can't figure out what
> >is. Please don't tell me to ask my System Administrator - it's me (by
> >default), and I already know what I'll say. Can you help me out?
> >
> >Thank you.
> >
> One of your problems are already listed in your description:
> You run the CVSNT server on XP-Home....
> Microsoft has crippled XP-Home such that it does not really allow
> people from outside to access any server functions on it.
> You need to upgrade the operating system to XP-Pro, then it will work
> as expected.
> Running the server on a workstation is OK, normally you should not do
> it, but as long as you keep your clients away from direct access to
> the repository files it'll work just fine. But needs XP-Pro...
> /Bo
> (Bo Berglund, developer in Sweden)

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