[cvsnt] CVSNT error "Connection reset by peer"

David Somers dsomers at omz13.com
Thu Dec 28 15:32:42 GMT 2006

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Amaninder Bector wrote:

> Hi,
> We are encountering an issue in using CVSNT 2.50 scorpio (we have
> migrated from CVS)

What version? 2.50 is not specific enough; give the FULL version number on
both the client and server side. (hint: #cvs ver).

Use latest stable ( or better yet latest testing (

> While traversing through the logs, 
> we are repeatedly encountering the 
> following string:
> "cvs [login aborted]: recv() from server cvsserver: Connection reset by
> peer"

Got any anti-virus software running? What about firewalls?

What command are you issuing? is not using -D, what is does your CVSROOT
environment var look like?

Try cvs -ttt <blah blah> so you get some diagnostics.

> We are also noticing a freeze on the Server (New clients cannot connect)
> and the server shows excessive load (Uptime output reveals loads of
> ~=30)

Since you are using uptime I guess this means your server is not windows
based and you are on some flavour of linux (or Suse, OS X, etc.?)

> Rebooting resolves this though.

Or you could just restart xinetd and pkill any cvsnt processes, rather than
flipping the big red switch (which is a pretty drastic thing to do BTW).

David Somers - typographer/programmer/whatever
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