[cvsnt] cvsnt server on Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard

Arthur Barrett arthur.barrett at march-hare.com
Tue Jul 1 21:29:51 BST 2008

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> I have Firewall settings in the Security window of 
> System Preferences set to allow all incoming connections.
>  I still get the same connection refused
> message from both the command line 
> and the MacCvsX application.

Usually 'localhost' is excluded from all that anyway.

Check that everything is set up ok, from a shell:

imac:~ abarrett$ grep cvspserve /etc/services
cvspserver      2401/udp    # cvspserver
cvspserver      2401/tcp    # cvspserver

imac:~ abarrett$ cat /etc/xinetd.d/cvspserver
service cvspserver
        disable = no
        socket_type     = stream
        wait            = no
        user            = root
        server          = /usr/bin/cvsnt
        server_args     = authserver
        groups          = yes
        flags           = REUSE IPv6
        mdns            = no    # Lockserver handles mdns broadcast

If that is what you see then a reboot of your box after installing CVSNT should make everything run OK.  If not then try this and send us your results:

imac:~ abarrett$ telnet localhost 2401
Trying ::1...
Connected to localhost.
Escape character is '^]'.

cvsnt [server aborted]: bad auth protocol start: 
Connection closed by foreign host.



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