[cvsnt] network settings to connect

David dbn209 at aol.com
Wed Mar 25 23:44:09 GMT 2009

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"Mike Kay" <mikekay at channelk.ca> wrote in message 
news:mailman.108.1237999278.1495.cvsnt at cvsnt.org...
> Greetings. I think I am getting somewhere - but I'm not sure.
> Here is I hope to accomplish.
> I have coders located in remote locations. They need to be able to connect
> up the the CVS server, check in code, check out code, and most importantly
> merge code. I then backup the code from the CVS server.
> My setup:
> I have a CVS server set up behind a firewall. This server is a win 2003 
> box.
> I have CVSNT installed on this box and a repository defined. In this
> directory is code that has been FTPd there.
> I believe I have the ports opened on both the firewall and the CVS server.
> I KNOW the CVS server port is opened. Double checking the firewall.
> So I'm trying to log in using WinCVS. Just login. I go to Admin - login.
> I click the button ...   CVSROOT is selected.
> The next dialog box opens up and I have numerous options. Here is how I'm
> setup:
> Protocol - sspi
> Username/password - I have checked to make sure that the username is
> valid, the password is valid, and the user has rights to the root dir of
> the CVS. On the CVSNT machine under the Server Settings Tab I have the Run
> as user set to the same user as I am trying to log on as.
> Hostname: I am not sure what to put here.  If I enter the public IP that I
> believe I should be using, then I get the following error message:CVS
> exited normally with code 0.
> So I tried adding a new repository under the remote dropdown. I added all
> the same information for a remote repository. I get the following error
> message:Protocol error: Root request missing.
> I have tried reading the documentation - it is not oriented to Windows
> users well. I am UNDER the gun by my bosses to get this working.
> Any help - suggestions,links, or advice would be MORE than appreciated.
> If you need any more information, please let me know.
> Thank you!

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