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Re: request: error string for proxy problems in svn client (was Re: svn project website: error in FAQ)

From: mark benedetto king <bking_at_inquira.com>
Date: 2002-07-01 18:36:35 CEST

On Sun, Jun 30, 2002 at 07:30:35PM -0500, Karl Fogel wrote:
> Stefan Richter <richtest@bauwesen.tu-cottbus.de> writes:
> > Use a port number different from 80, or use ssl --- if the svn
> > server kindly provides it... I guess.
> By `ssl', do you mean "https://", or do you mean tunnelling http over
> ssh -L or something similar? Or both?

Well, turning on https support on svn.collab.net *would* help quite
a bit. There are performance implications, though.

> Obviously the latter method would circumvent a proxy that allows ssh
> traffic but prohibits http. I'm not sure how proxies tend to react to
> the former, though. Perhaps you have more experience...?

https-over-proxy generally gets implemented via the "CONNECT" method.
This almost always works perfectly.

> Meanwhile, I'll commit some changes to the FAQ, but feel free to
> advise further changes...

Well, if The Powers That Be are willing to turn on https support, we
might not have to answer all these FAQs. :-)

If not, "desproxy" from sourceforge is a good way of circumventing
recalcitrant proxies.


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