What ports need to be open on a firewall to allow cvsup?

Jason Stewart jstewart at rtl.org
Thu Aug 7 06:14:23 PDT 2003

stan wrote:

>The company I work for is implementing a new firewall, and there is some
>posibilty I might be able to get the apropriate ports to cvsup my FreeBSD
>machines open.
>Assuming pasive mode cvsup, what ports would I need open?
~$grep cvsup /etc/services
cvsup           5999/tcp        CVSup           # CVSup file 
transfer/John Polstra/FreeBSD
cvsup           5999/udp        CVSup           # CVSup file 
transfer/John Polstra/FreeBSD

You need these ports for outgoing. If you keep state on your 
connections, you don't have to use passive cvsup, but if you need it or 
want it for some reason, you'll have to pick a port range for incoming 
passive connections and specify those ports with -P in the cvsup args. 
See cvsup (1) for more details.

Good Luck,

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