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Re: Force windows client to use certain authentication

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:55:22 +0100

On 26 September 2014 08:44, Pauli Sundberg <susundberg_at_gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all.
> The background of the problem is that we have visual-svn server running
> (somewhere) and it is painfully slow to use with windows. With linux the
> server works fast. We are speaking 90sec vs 3sec in 'svn up'. I did some
> package capture with wireshark and i see that windows client is doing lots
> of LDAP queries and waiting for responses. The visual svn server also
> provides browser interface, and that also works fine (with windows). I know
> that the proper answer is that "fix your server/domain" but unfortunately
> its not my call.
> So, i would like to make my life bearable by forcing my windows svn client
> to use http-basic authentication (to skip windows domain authentication
> that i think is causing slow performance). And based on manual i think
> would need to set "http-auth-types" = "basic".
> I tried setting %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Subversion\servers setting
> "http-auth-types" and i was able to get error by setting it to "FOO" (so
> its proper file and its red ok). Setting it to "basic" seems to have no
> effect; the same (slow) authentication cycle continues.
> I tried also configuration line option
> --config-option=servers:global:http-auth-types=FOO - it gives error on
> linux but works fine on windows, without effect (dont know why!).
> I am running "svn, version 1.8.8 (r1568071), compiled Feb 18 2014,
> 20:42:30 on x86-microsoft-windows" and the schema is HTTPS that is handled
> by "ra_serf".
> Any suggestions what i am doing wrong?
Hi Pauli,

I think you will get more responses if you ask this question on the
subversion users mailing list as it is not specific to TortoiseSVN, more
about the interaction of subversion client and server libraries.



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