[cvsnt] CVSNT error "Connection reset by peer"

Amaninder Bector ABector at quark.com
Fri Dec 29 07:07:38 GMT 2006

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Hi David,
 Thanks for the response. Please find answers inline.. 

Best Regards, 

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Subject: Re: [cvsnt] CVSNT error "Connection reset by peer"

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).
[AB]We are on (

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?
[AB] Not using any antivirus\Firewall. 

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.
[AB] We are on SUSE Linux 10

> 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.?)

[AB]We are using SUSE Linux 10

> 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
[AB]I agree, however upon restaring the xinetd but that does not help.
This is still 'The Last' option that we resort to.

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