[cvsnt] CVSNT Lock Service Not Working

David Somers dsomers at omz13.com
Wed Aug 30 11:16:42 BST 2006

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Bhushan Kalse wrote:

> Hi All,
> I am trying to setup CVSNT (2.5.03) on Windows 2000 Machine and seems
> like Win 2K does not like CVSNT Lock Service.

There shouldn't be a problem with cvslock and Win2K

> I am not able to start Lock Service on the same machine, where as it
> (CVSNT Lock service) was working fine on the other machine with Win XP
> that I have tried before.

What error message do you get? What is in the Event Log?

> Installed Winsock protocols:
> 1035: CA ISafe LSP over [MSAFD Tcpip [TCP/IP]]
> 1036: CA ISafe LSP over [MSAFD Tcpip [UDP/IP]]

You have some anti-virus/firewall software running... so make sure you allow
cvslock and cvs to connect to their ports... disable virus scanning in your
repository directories (or the performance will be awful).

> c:\> cvslock -test
> CVSLock 2.5.03 (Scorpio) Build 2260 (Mar  3 2006) starting in test
> mode.
> Initialising socket...
> Starting lock server on port 2402/tcp...
> Couldn't bind listening socket... Only one usage of each socket address
> (protocol/network address/port) is normally permitted.

It can't bind to the port, which means something else (probably cvslock) is
already using that port. Are you sure the cvslock service hasn't already


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