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Permission Denied error

From: <Michael_Abraham_at_Monitor.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2008 10:32:25 -0400

We are running VisualSVN Server 1.5.2 on Windows 2003. One of my users
reports the following problem.

When he (or anyone else) tries to commit a change from his machine, it
fails due to a permission problem. From another machine, using the same
credentials, the commit succeeds. So far, it looks like there is some
issue his machine configuration. He tried checking out a pristine working
copy - committing changes using that working copy also failed.

So we tried capturing the network traffic from a failing commit and from a
successful commit from another client. The traces seem similar
<rant>(except for the fact that he is using two different versions of
Tortoise on the 2 clients even though I asked him to use the SVN command
line client - the joys of off-shoring)</rant> until the following request

MKACTIVITY
/svn/monitorwebsites/!svn/act/6c974e02-e089-0a44-bfeb-00d51af1d797
HTTP/1.1

which results in

HTTP/1.1 403 Forbidden.

From the other client (the one that works), the analogous request is

MKACTIVITY
/svn/MonitorWebsites/!svn/act/a9589703-004f-5b4e-b793-0a2ff57c24e3
HTTP/1.1

resulting in

HTTP/1.1 201 Created.

We just started using Subversion, and I know nothing about the details of
the protocol, so I don't know if the different GUID's in the two requests
are a sign of an issue, or if that is expected, i.e., client or
working-copy specific.

Is the fact that the GUID-like portions of the URL's differ significant?
Is the fact that apparently he used different casing (MonitorWebsites vs.
monitorwebsites) potentially problematic?
What else can I try to try to diagnose this problem?

Thanks,

Mike

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