I noticed that cvs was removed from Mavericks. I replaced it via MacPorts, but I find that
cvs co [projname] with a correct $CVSROOT and
cvs -d acct@server://path-to-cvs-repository co proj_name also fails with a "server: Connection refused" message.
Clearly, I'm using ssh to connect and sync, and I know there are two types of keys that cvs supports and I wonder if I'm sending the wrong key type.
My server is a FreeBSD system on 9.2 and I may not have attempted a checkout or import since I updated from 9.1.
Before I dove into man pages, I was wondering if any one else has found and solved this problem?
--EDIT December 3, 2013
Installing cvs via fink solved my problem. fink also installs an openssl dependency and my casual conclusion is that is the key. After testing /sw/bin/fink, I uninstalled my MacPorts cvs so there'd be only one available on my $PATH.