[cvsnt] Timeout when connecting to the server

Toni Casueps casueps at hotmail.com
Tue Nov 11 09:48:47 GMT 2008

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Arthur Barrett <arthur.barrett <at> march-hare.com> writes:

> Toni,
> It is almost certainly a DNS problem.
> Read this thread all the way through to the end.  It contains
> instructions how to diagnose DNS problems:
> http://www.cvsnt.org/pipermail/cvsnt/2008-October/031355.html
> The actual problem will be different since in that thread the problem
> also occurs with :local: mode - but the thread contains useful advice on
> diagnosing CVSNT connection issues and DNS issues.
> In particular if 'localhost' takes a long time then it is probably the
> cvslock service/deamon that is causing the delay and we'd need to know
> things like the operating system, and any settings you have changed from
> the defaults, the status of the lock server (is it running?) and the
> /etc/cvsnt/PServer settings or if on windows the results of cvsdiag to
> know how to help you any more specifically.
> Regards,
> Arthur Barrett

Thans for your reply.

I have tried with 'Don't resolve client names', and I use the IP address of the 
server instead of the hostname. We have an http proxy configured in most 
programs (internet explorer, http_proxy environment variable, ...), just in 
case that has something to do with the problem
The server doesn't have antivirus or firewall software installed.
The lock server is running. I also tried creating another repository but it 
does the same thing.

The response is different from the client and from the server itself. From a 
client I get this (delay after "main loop", then everything works):

09:46:57:   -> Tracelevel set to 3.  PID is 1576
09:46:57:   -> Session ID is 628491946812f18
09:46:57:   -> Session time is Tue Nov 11 08:46:57 2008
09:46:57:   -> Loading protocol pserver as pserver.dll
09:46:57:   -> CLibraryAccess::Load loading C:\ARCHIV~1\CVSNT/protocols/
09:46:57:   -> main loop with CVSROOT=:pserver:toni at
09:50:28:   -> Server codepage is CP1252
09:50:28:   -> Client codepage is CP1252
09:50:28:   -> Server version is CVSNT 2.5.04 (Zen) Build 3236 ()
09:50:28:   -> Client version is CVSNT 2.5.03 (Scorpio) Build 2382
09:50:28:   -> Requesting server cvsignore
09:50:28:   -> wrap_add(*.a -kb, 0, 0, 0, 0)
09:50:28:   -> wrap_add(*.avi -kb, 0, 0, 0, 0)
09:50:28:   -> wrap_add(*.bin -kb, 0, 0, 0, 0)
09:50:28:   -> wrap_add(*.bmp -kb, 0, 0, 0, 0)

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