[cvsnt] Switch to user failed due to configuration error

Steve sstamps at fastmail.net
Thu Nov 13 20:09:35 GMT 2008

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I made the following changes:
- Run as user = (client user)
- Default domain = (default)
   after JAVADOG was unsuccessful
- Repository Location = C:/cvsRepositories/2009
   it successfully created the new 2009 directory
- Re-added users with "cvs -d /cvsRepositories/2009 passwd -a cvsadmin"

I still get the same error message:
Could not connect to :pserver.myself at localhost:/2009: I/O exception 
occurred: Connection refused: Fatal error, aborting.  myself: Switch to 
user failed due to configuration error.  Contact your System Administrator.

The root cause of the error seems to be "Switch to user failed...". 
Does anyone know who/what is trying to switch from what user to what 
other user?  Who is stopping the switch.  This might help me figure it 
out on my own.

     Thanks...   STeVe

Arthur Barrett wrote:
> Steve,
>>                            Server Settings Tab
>> - Run as user = JAVADOG\cvsadmin
> Don't do this - at least not until you get it working first.  It is a
> very very very very advanced option for the paranoid.  CVSNT Server
> always runs as the user you are logging in as (as soon as it works out
> who that is).
>> Location = C:/cvsRoot/2009
>> Name /2009
> The name 'CVSROOT' (and 'cvsRoot') is a reserved word (as is 'CVS') try
> to avoid it.
> Regards,
> Arthur

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