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Re: [TSVN] repo server not responding ...

From: SteveKing <steveking_at_gmx.ch>
Date: 2005-05-09 18:20:45 CEST

Peter Mounce wrote:
> The server I use at work to host my repos just went down and came back up
> again. Thing is, when I tried to do anything via TSVN, it didn't tell me
> the server was down, it simply asked me to authenticate again. And again.
> I was entering the correct information (domain\username + password both
> fine), so it wasn't failing, but it also didn't let me in, and didn't give
> me an error message that something was up with the server.

So what happened here:
- repository server went down
- you try to access the repository
- before you can access it, you have to authenticate
- authentication works, because the domain server still works
- sspi module passes the auth info to the mod_dav_svn module
- mod_dav_svn isn't running (correctly), so sspi thinks authentication
   wasn't accepted by mod_dav_svn
- You're asked to authenticate again

> Apparently, every now and again this server runs out of resources, and
> people that have authenticated through it (it's a domain controller, too)
> have their tickets cancelled and can't get back in until it's been given a
> kicking.
>
> I don't actually know whether my experience occurred while it was being
> cycled, or while it was out of resources and _in need of_ cycling, though,
> unfortunately.
>
> I don't know if this is a case of SVN stuff not giving TSVN enough
> information to do something nice with, or what, though - could it be an
> issue for the person that develops the sspi apache module?

I'd say it's Apache stuff. But I don't know enough to be really helpful
here.

Stefan

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Received on Mon May 9 18:50:14 2005

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