[cvsnt] sserver setup problems

Chris Purves pchris at aims-bio.com
Thu Jul 5 20:36:41 BST 2007

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On Thu, 05 Jul 2007 13:04:52 -0600, Chris Purves <pchris at aims-bio.com>  

> Hello,
> I have been trying to get the sserver to work with no luck so far.
> Everything appears to work using pserver.
> In my PServer file I have:
> CertificateFile=/etc/cvsnt/ca.pem
> PrivateKeyFile=/etc/cvsnt/ca.pem
> However, when I try to login:
> aimsnet:~# cvs -d :sserver:ChrisPurves at localhost:/cvs login
> Logging in to :sserver:ChrisPurves at localhost:2401:/cvs
> CVS Password:
> SSL connection failed (-1): error:1408F10B:SSL
> routines:SSL3_GET_RECORD:wrong version number
> cvs [login aborted]: Connection to server failed
> aimsnet:~#
> This seems to be a not uncommon problem; however, I haven't found any
> solutions yet.
> I am running CVSNT on Debian.
> I would apprecaite any help to solve this problem.  Thank you.
I also tried following the instructions at  
http://www.cvsnt.org/wiki/InstallationLinux and created a certificate  
authority then a request and signing the request using the new CA.  I now  


aimsnet:~# cvsnt -d :sserver:ChrisPurves at localhost:/cvs login
Logging in to :sserver:ChrisPurves at localhost:2401:/cvs
CVS Password:
Server certificate verification failed: unable to get local issuer  

A new error...

According to http://www.cvsnt.org/wiki/InstallationLinux "In addition to  
these steps, the /etc/cvsnt/cert.pem file must be made available to the  

So I try...

aimsnet:~# cvsnt -d  
":sserver;privatekey=/etc/cvsnt/cert.pem:ChrisPurves at localhost:/cvs" login
Logging in to :sserver:ChrisPurves at localhost:2401:/cvs
CVS Password:
Unable to read/load the client private key (0): error:0906D06C:PEM  
routines:PEM_read_bio:no start line
cvsnt [login aborted]: Connection to server failed

Still no luck.

Chris Purves
Process Development Scientist
Advanced Integrated Microsystems Ltd.
Suite 1019, Research Transition Facility
8308 - 114 Street
Edmonton, AB  T6G 2V2

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