I purchased a VPS account (centos-5-x86_64) from Hostgator mainly for the purpose of setting up an online Subversion Server. This is the first time I am managing a VPS and my linux skills are not so great, but I have basic knowledge of the OS and have been using it on and off as desktop from last few years.
So after foxing through a few tutorials online, as the first step I logged in using SSH root account provided by Hostgator and tried to run,
yum install mod_dav_svn subversion
As it turns out my account has Cpanel/WHM and since it some concept of easy apache straight forward procedure of yum install mod_dav_svn subversion won't work.
After that I found out how it can be worked out by compiling the source and stuff. But the whole procedure looked long and scary. [I am just a linux nub]. so I decided I would just skip whole apache integration stuff and just access the server using svn:// protocol, anyways that's how I configure svn on our LAN.
So I installed subversion using
yum install subversion
It installed fine.
Then I created a folder /svn_repos/testproject
svnadmin create /svn_repos/testproject/
Using vi I changed svnserve.conf and passwd files for the repository and added a user with my name. Anonymous users don't have any access, authenticated users have write access.
Then I started svnserve using
then in same terminal window
svn list svn://localhost/svn_repos/testproject
Asks for authentication for realm, provided root password then for svn username and password. Provided both. The command returns nothing but exists properly. Returns nothing is understood I didn't import anything.
But if try to access svn remotely using in another terminal:
svn list svn://ip.add.of.server/svn_repos/testproject svn: Can't connect to host 'ip.add.of.server': Operation timed out
Is what I get.
Parallels Power Panel that I got from Hostgator reports that:
The firewall is not active now. To activate the firewall, choose one of the firewall operation modes.
So if firewall is not running and I can access svn using localhost, why the operation is timing out when I try to access svn from a remote machine?
Experienced network admins please help.
Thanks in advance. Also please suggest a good book which gives detailed information on configuring Dedicated servers + WHM and CPanel.