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Re: NewbieQ: What is wrong with this server config

From: Roger Glover
Subject: Re: NewbieQ: What is wrong with this server config
Date: 8 Nov 2001 10:39:56 -0800

address@hidden (Larry Jones) wrote in message news:<address@hidden>...
> Roger Glover writes:
> > 
> > # telnet whatever 2401
> > Trying
> > Connected to
> > Escape character is '^]'.
> > Connection closed by foreign host.
> That indicates that inetd is unable to start the server (or the server
> is immediately exiting, but that shouldn't happen).  The most likely
> cause is an incorrect path name for CVS in /etc/inetd.conf.

I did have an incorrect path name, but fixing that did not solve the
problem.  I will elaborate below.

> You might
> want to check your syslog for inetd error messages.

No messages since I corrected the path.

> If you still can't
> figure out the problem, you may want to run inetd in debugging mode (see
> the man page for details).

I will try that next, but I will also explain what I am getting now in
case anyone has an immediate solution for me:

# grepcvspserver/etc/inetd.conf
cvspserver      stream  tcp     nowait  root    /usr/bin/cvs    cvs -f
--allow-root=/home/cvsroot pserver
# cvs -d :pserver:address@hidden:/home/cvsroot login
Logging in to :pserver:address@hidden:2401/home/cvsroot
CVS password: 
cvs login: failed to open /root/.cvspass for reading: No such file or
cvs [login aborted]: fatal error: exiting

The troubleshooting section of the manual seems to say that this type
of message means that I forgot the -f option in the inetd config, but,
as you can see the -f is there.  Any ideas?

In the meantime, I will try inetd in debug mode.

-- Roger Glover

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