Source Update problems

Tim Holmes tim at
Mon Jan 2 20:38:45 PST 2006

| Can you
| ping
| Can you
| telnet cvsup

O.K.  This is weird.  I can ping and telnet to the host from a machine on 
my network.  This machine uses the FreeBSD server as it's gateway, and there's
no problem:

$ telnet cvsup
Connected to oliver.cse.Buffalo.EDU (
Escape character is '^]'.
OK 17 0 SNAP_16_1h CVSup server ready

However, from the actually server, I can ping it, but not telnet to it:

$ fping -c 2 : [0], 84 bytes, 29.3 ms (29.3 avg, 0% loss) : [1], 84 bytes, 31.3 ms (30.3 avg, 0% loss)

$ telnet cvsup
telnet: connect to address Connection refused
telnet: Unable to connect to remote host

Seems to me I should be able to reach it from the actual gateway machine if
I can reach it from another machine on the network.  Any ideas?

| (I can). Maybe when you tried the server was too busy or down for a few
| minutes. Here's a trick I learned from
| <>
| Install the fastest_cvsup port, then in /etc/make.conf, set
| SUPHOST=`/usr/local/bin/fastest_cvsup -Qc uk`

I'll look into this once I can actually install software.  It won't
let me install anything either.


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