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Re: Problem with reverse proxy and TortoiseSVN

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-08-13 17:08:54 CEST

On 8/13/07, charles Collin <charles-henri.collin@unilog.logicacmg.com> wrote:
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> Hi all,
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> We are facing a strange problem at work.
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> We have a SVN server configured with apache mod_dav_svn and ldap_auth.
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> Users on the LAN connect without any problem to port 443 (with use https to
> log so that passwords don't pass clear on the line) with TortoiseSVN, an
> LDAP authentication pops up, users log and get access to the repository.
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> I recently installed a reverse proxy as we had teams requiring accessing the
> repository from everywhere, however connections on the reverse proxy go
> through port 80.
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> This is the problem:
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> Whenever I try to browse the repository from Internet with any web browser
> such as IE or Firefox, everything goes fine, the LDAP authentication pops up
> and I can browse the repository, but when I use TortoiseSVN, no
> authentication pops up and I finally get the error: Error *PROPFIND request
> failed on '/something': 405 Method Not Allowed
> (http://my-reverse-proxy.com).
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> If any of you has any idea of what's going on, thanks for the help.

Make sure that the reverse proxy is forwarding traffic ALL HTTP
methods. it sounds like it's only forwarding the usual web browsing
ones - HEAD, GET, POST, etc. For SVN to work, you need to allow the
methods used by WebDAV as well.

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Received on Mon Aug 13 17:06:47 2007

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