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i figured out what the problem was and have documented it here: http://norgesinternettforum.no/showthread.php?p=3062 to make a long story short: sudo apt-get install telnetd and to restart inetd after making changes to /etc/inetd.conf you just run: sudo /etc/init.d/openbsd-inetd restart booya! =) Nick 2008/5/27 nick humphrey <nick.c.humphrey at gmail.com>: > i've been trying to set up cvsnt all day on an ubuntu linux > installation (8.04 hardy heron, ip 10.0.0.64) and i'm stuck in the > authorizing stage. when i try to connect from an external eclipse > client (ip 10.0.0.45) i get the following error: > could not connect to :pserver:myuser at 10.0.0.64:/CvsHome/RepositoryHome > cannot connect to host: connection refused > > i'm actually trying to migrate our cvs repository from windows (winxp) to linux. > > this is what i have done so far: > 1. installed cvsnt: > sudo apt-get install cvsnt > > cvs -version reads: > Concurrent Versions System (CVSNT) 2.5.03 (Scorpio) Build 2382 (client/server) > > 2. i copied our repository from windows to linux, so i have the > following setup/path now on linux: > /media/backup/Kildekode/CvsHome/RepositoryHome/ > > inside the RepositoryHome is among other things the CVSROOT folder. > > 3. i edited the inetd.conf file: > sudo nano -w /etc/inetd.conf > > and gave it the following content: > cvspserver stream tcp nowait root /usr/bin/cvs authserver > > i read somewhere else that it should look like this: > cvspserver stream tcp nowait root /usr/bin/cvsnt cvsnt > -f authserver > > it doesn't seem to matter either way, neither configs work. (which is correct?) > > after editing, to restart the cvslockd i run: > sudo /etc/init.d/cvsnt restart > > 4. i edit the PServer file: > sudo nano -w /etc/cvsnt/PServer > > and give it the following content: > Repository0=/media/backup/Kildekode/CvsHome/RepositoryHome > Repository0Name=/CvsHome/RepositoryHome > > and then restart cvslockd > > 5. i add my user to the cvs admin list: > sudo nano -w /media/backup/Kildekode/CvsHome/RepositoryHome/CVSROOT/admin > > i type the following in on the first line then save: > myuser > > 6. i add my user to the cvs writers list (is this necessary?): > sudo nano -w /media/backup/Kildekode/CvsHome/RepositoryHome/CVSROOT/writers > myuser > > 7. i set my user password: > cvs -d :local:/media/backup/Kildekode/CvsHome/RepositoryHome passwd -a myuser > > i enter my password at the prompt. > > the following file is then created automatically: > /media/backup/Kildekode/CvsHome/RepositoryHome/CVSROOT/passwd > > and has the following content: > myuser:vBIrfRbxZTT.. > > 8. i check the repository permissions to make sure my user has them: > ls -la /media/backup/Kildekode/CvsHome/RepositoryHome > > all of the files are owned by: > myuser myuser > > 9. when i telnet from the console on localhost for cvsnt: > telnet localhost 2402 > > it reads: > Trying 127.0.0.1... > Connected to localhost. > Escape character is '^]'. > CVSLock 2.2 Ready > > 10. i check the services file to see that cvspserver is there: > less /etc/services |grep cvs > > and it is: > cvspserver 2401/tcp # CVS client/server operations > cvspserver 2401/udp > > > 11. but when i try to log in even from the localhost: > cvs -d :pserver:localhost:/media/backup/Kildekode/CvsHome/RepositoryHome login > > i'm prompted to enter my password: > Logging in to :pserver:myuser at localhost:2401:/media/backup/Kildekode/CvsHome/RepositoryHome > CVS Password: > > but then it fails: > connect to localhost:2401 failed: Connection refused > > i get the same reaction when i try from an external client as well. > > > > what am i missing? > do you see any wrong configuration? > is some kind of ubuntu security crap stopping communication through > port 2401/2402? > any ideas would be greatly appreciated. > > > Nick Humphrey > > > -- > My sites: > http://nickleus.com > http://myspace.com/sirnickleus > http://youtube.com/user/nickleus1977 > http://worldphrasebook.net > http://nickleus.blogspot.com > http://nick.c.humphrey.googlepages.com > http://norgesinternettforum.no > > Favorite sites: > http://scriptures.lds.org > http://lds.org > http://jesukristikirke.no > http://flickr.com > http://youtube.com > http://facebook.com > http://del.icio.us > http://ccmixter.org > http://google.com > http://nationmaster.com > -- My sites: http://nickleus.com http://myspace.com/sirnickleus http://youtube.com/user/nickleus1977 http://worldphrasebook.net http://nickleus.blogspot.com http://nick.c.humphrey.googlepages.com http://norgesinternettforum.no Favorite sites: http://scriptures.lds.org http://lds.org http://jesukristikirke.no http://flickr.com http://youtube.com http://facebook.com http://del.icio.us http://ccmixter.org http://google.com http://nationmaster.com