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Re: Web Service Support (SOAP/WSDL)

From: John Peacock <jpeacock_at_rowman.com>
Date: 2005-07-04 13:40:52 CEST

Gideon de Swardt wrote:
> The biggest problem with WebDAV is that some of our Clients have
> internal proxy servers that do not support webdav, and therefore they
> can not access the source library without upgrading their proxy server
> software. This is not always an option that their internal network and
> security administrators are comfortable with.

Run https:// instead of http://, and you'll bypass the proxy server completely,
thus making WebDAV work just fine. The only time this workaround isn't possible
is the very small number of sites which block https:// traffic (yes, stupid I
know, but not unheard of). Those sites may be able to use svn+ssh:// instead,
but if they are blocking secure traffic of one kind (as a simpleminded security
measure possibly), then they are likely to block others.

See also this discussion:




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