[cvsnt] cvs commands hang

Arthur Barrett arthur.barrett at march-hare.com
Thu Sep 6 18:47:32 BST 2007

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> Any cvs command hangs - even "cvs -d d:/cvsroot init" hangs 
> (after a blank
> console window opens).
> (both from CVSNT Repository Config Panel as well as WinCVS)

Please read the FAQ at the information you need to supply:

Send the results of a trace and a cvsdiag at least:
cvs -ttt -d d:/cvsroot init

> Tried "cvslock -test" command which gives following result:
> CVSLock 2.5.03 (Scorpio) Build 2382 (Jul  5 2006) starting in 
> test mode.
> Initialising socket...
> Starting lock server on port 2402/tcp...
> Using internal mdns Responder
> IP_ADD_MEMBERSHIP failed : The requested address is not valid in its
> context.
> mdns initialization failed

Losing MDNS is no showstopper, but it may indicate something is
seriously wrong with the TCP stack.

> Commodo Firewall Pro (both cvs and cvslock allowed connections)
> AVG Anti-Virus

Try stopping those services and trying again...

You should be able to telnet to port 2401 and 2402:
telnet localhost 2401
telnet localhost 2402

If either port does not respond then your TCP/IP is broken.


Arthur Barrett

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