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Re: SSH error: end of file from server

From: Russ Sherk
Subject: Re: SSH error: end of file from server
Date: Sun, 8 May 2005 07:35:45 -0400

On 5/8/05, Andrew Wood <address@hidden> wrote:
> Any idea why I cant access a repository to checkout a project remotely,
> but I can on the local machine.
> I'm trying to do it with CVS on Mac OS X which is installed by default,
> along with OpenSSH. I'm also trying it with TortoiseCVS on Windows, which
> I beleive includes i'ts own SSH client (a copy of PuTTY?).
> The server is running the latest version of CVS on Linux. I can SSH into
> the server and get a shell, and do anything, including checking out the
> project into my home dir on the server, but trying to do it from another
> machine (OS X) gives the following error:
> Operation timed out
> cvs [checkout aborted]: end of file from server (consult above messages if
> any)

Is your CVS_RSH env var set?  By default, cvs tries to use 'rsh' as
the remote shell (the rsh port is usually blocked; thus the timeout). 
Set it to the path of your ssh client on the client machine.

e.g. set CVS_RSH=d:\tools\Putty\bin\putty.exe



> The command I'm using is:
> cvs -d :ext:address@hidden:/cvsroot checkout test2
> On Windows, I get a different error:
> Cannot open CVS/Entries for reading. No such file or directory
> I've looked through the archives and a couple of people seem to have had a
> similar problem but I couldnt find a real solid solution, other than a
> hint that SSH isn't connecting, which would fit seeing as it isn't
> prompting for a password (on OS X), yet on Windows it does :S
> Thanks
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