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Re: subversion across strict corporate firewall

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2004-05-05 18:43:03 CEST

Roland.Tepp@seb.se wrote:

>I'm evaluating subversion as a versioning system for a small company that sits behind a huge and highly restrictive corporate firewall that does not allow anything but HTTP connections going out and no incoming connections whatsoever!
>I chose subversion partly because of it's promise of being so similar to the cvs and partly because I hoped that since it supports WebDAV as it's transport protocol, we could use it acros our firewall as WebDAV is based on HTTP.
>But alas, it seems the firewall does not allow svn requests to WebDAV reporitory through. (browsing of a repository with a web browser works just fine)
This looks like you either forgot to configure proxy settings for your
Subversion client, or your proxy doesn't understand the WebDAV HTTP
extensions. This is all in the FAQ,

>I do not really know enough of networking to be 100% shure I know what I'm talking about, but it looks like the library, that svn uses to talk to WebDAV server, is using sockets to establish a connection to DAV server and since socket transport is locked in our firewall, the requests don't get through...
Sorry...hehe...if socket transport is locked by your firewall, then your
browser doesn't work either. :-)

>So the big question is - what could I do (besides establishing HTTP tunnel to the repository server) to connect successfully to remote repository across firewall that does not allow any other connections but HTTP(S)
Subversion already uses HTTP + WebDAV extensions. If your network uses a
proxy, you have to configure the svn client to use it, too. If your
proxy doesn't understand the WebDAV extensions, then you either have to
get it configured so that it does, or you can maybe use HTTPS.

-- Brane

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