Subject: Re: Problems tracking -current
To: Rose, Brian <Brian.Rose@icn.siemens.com>
From: Manuel Bouyer <email@example.com>
Date: 09/25/2002 19:46:39
On Wed, Sep 25, 2002 at 12:50:30PM -0400, Rose, Brian wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Manuel Bouyer [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Subject: Re: Problems tracking -current
> > On Wed, Sep 25, 2002 at 10:36:11AM -0400, Rose, Brian wrote:
> > I tried the other USA mirror to no avail. Same problem.
> >How did you try it ? just changing the cvs login isn't enouth,
> >you also have specify it to every cvs command:
> >cvs -d :pserver:anoncvs@<cvs server name>:/cvsroot ...
> I did the following at the BASH prompt and noticed that the servers do not
> match (line 3 and line 5)!
> # CVSROOT=:pserver:email@example.com:/cvsroot ; export
> # env | grep CVS
> # cvs update -d -P
> anoncvs.netbsd.org: Connection timed out
> cvs [update aborted]: end of file from server (consult above messages if
> I also tried your example and got more or less the same error.
> # cvs -d :pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/cvsroot update -d -P
> cvs [update aborted]: connect to netbsd.stevens-tech.edu:2401 failed:
> Connection timed out
> > I also tried this from multiple locations (work and home) and at various
> > times during the day. All with the same problem.
> > I'd really like to avoid setting up a local CVS archive and I don't think
> > that FTP'ing the sources is the most elegant solution.
> > Any ideas why I would get connection timeouts? Perhaps my company and ISP
> > firewalls are blocking a port? Is there any way for me to diagnose a
> > connection to the anoncvs servers?
> >You can try this to see if the connection itself works:
> >telnet <anoncvs name> 2401
> # telnet anoncvs.netbsd.org 2401
> Trying 184.108.40.206...
> telnet: Unable to connect to remote host: Connection timed out
> Are these connection timeouts a symptom of a port being blocked? Or is there
> something else going on?
Yes, this means the port is blocked somewhere (or the machine just isn't
reachable, but it works for me right now).
Manuel Bouyer <email@example.com>