setting up svn server - Connection refused

Anton Shterenlikht mexas at
Fri Feb 25 09:23:06 UTC 2011

I'm learning how to set up svn server.
I've read through several sections of

Here's what I do:

ZEEV> svnadmin create /home/mexas/zzz
ZEEV> svnlook info zzz

2011-02-25 09:15:28 +0000 (Fri, 25 Feb 2011)
ZEEV> svnserve -d
ZEEV> ps ax | grep svnserve
66952  ??  Ss     0:00.01 /usr/local/bin/svnserve.bin -d
ZEEV> mkdir /home/mexas/
ZEEV> cd /home/mexas/

When I try to connect to the svn server, I get this:

ZEEV> svn co svn://localhost/home/mexas/zzz .
svn: Can't connect to host 'localhost': Network is unreachable
ZEEV> svn co svn:// .
svn: Can't connect to host '': Connection refused

ZEEV> ifconfig em1
em1: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500
        ether 00:13:21:5b:05:1d
        inet netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast
        inet6 fe80::213:21ff:fe5b:51d%em1 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x5 
        media: Ethernet autoselect (100baseTX <full-duplex>)
        status: active

I get exactly the same "Connection refused" if I
connect from another host.

I turned the firewall off completely.

What could be the problems?

Many thanks

Anton Shterenlikht
Room 2.6, Queen's Building
Mech Eng Dept
Bristol University
University Walk, Bristol BS8 1TR, UK
Tel: +44 (0)117 331 5944
Fax: +44 (0)117 929 4423

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