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Re: TortoiseSVN and random 'could not connect to the server'

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-10-05 16:00:39 CEST

On 10/5/06, Costin <costin.leau@gmail.com> wrote:

> For a couple of month already, I'm having a very strange problem with
> TortoiseSVN (used to work fine before).
> No matter with what server I try to synchronize I get (instantaneously):
>
> Error: PROPFIND request failed on '/svnroot/XXXX'
> Error: PROPFIND of '/svnroot/XXXX': could not connect to server
> (https://svn.sourceforge.net)
>
> This occurs both when trying to update or commit. If I keep trying,
> TortoiseSVN finally makes the connection and everything works fine. I
> haven't been able to determine what's the algorithm behind it, it seems to
> be totally random.
> I'm not using any proxy or certifications.
> Moreover, I get the same symptoms when trying to check for an update version
> - I get several 'could not check for a new version', then after a series of
> retires, the update info and then again, could not check...
> Basically, it seems that Tortoise doesn't want to connect to the Internet
> most of the time...

That's the one: if both checkouts *and* the check for an update
version have problems, then it's definitely *not* a TortoiseSVN
problem. Because, the check for the updated version is done using the
Internet-Explorer control which is installed on every Windows version.
If it fails with that, you have a serious network problem, not just
one with TSVN.

Stefan

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