cvsup first time - connection refused

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Mon Nov 17 09:53:16 PST 2008

Roland Smith <rsmith at> writes:

> On Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 05:49:04PM +0200, Yony Yossef wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm running cvsup -g -L 2 cvs-supfile with all kinds of host names
>> from this list:
>> I get a Connection refused error.
>> Help..
> First, you should run csup (which is now part of the base system)
> instead of the cvsup port. 

That won't work at all with the standard cvs-supfile, which uses CVS

> Then try one of the mirrors in say Greece or Italy or France.
> If that doesn't work, check that your firewall or router aren't blocking
> things. 

That's almost certainly the problem.

Lowell Gilbert, embedded/networking software engineer, Boston area

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