cvsup will not speak to me :Connection refused

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Mon Mar 24 07:32:46 PDT 2008

Jim Pazarena <fquest at> writes:

> I have a bank of 8 servers, all which do cvsup regularly for ports.
> I am recently going thru an upgrade to FreeBSD 7.0, and in a cvsup
> with server #5, I get :Connection refused
> I cannot figure out why this machine would be refused, when the other
> 4 upgrades to 7.0 work as expected. I use the same routine to do all my cvsuping.
> I thought perhaps the IP # of this machine has been blackballed, so I changed
> it, and I still get refused.
> I run:  cvsup -g -L2 ports-supfile
>   I use (altho I have tried many incantations cvsup1, 2, etc).
> I receive every time:
> Cannot connect to Connection refused
> I would appreciate anyone's suggestion on what to try.
> signed: perplexed.

Try netcat or telnet to see what you get when a connections to cvsupd
is initiated...

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