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Re: subversion across strict corporate firewall

From: Branko ╚ibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2004-05-07 15:23:18 CEST

Keven Ring wrote:

> Roland.Tepp@seb.se wrote:
>
>> Thanks to all for quick and useful help.
>>
>> There seemed to be two problems:
>> 1) TortoiseSVN was storing proxy settings in a wrong location
>> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Tigris.org\Subversion\Servers\default
>> instead of
>> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Tigris.org\Subversion\Servers\global
>> (I think it should be enough to warrant a new point release)
>>
>> 2) Our proxy was tyoo particular about the HTTP methods it allowed
>> through, so I had to use HTTPS and that worked like a charm :)
>>
>>
> This appears to be the case with the firewall here as well. What I
> don't understand (perhaps someone can enlighten me???) is why the
> proxy would allow HTTPS WebDAV requests, but *not* HTTP requests? Are
> the requests effectively encrypted as well [versus just the content],
> thus making it virtually impossible for the proxy to have an opinion
> as to whether the request should be allowed or not?

Yep. With SSL, the whole data stream is encrypted, and the proxy had
better not try to break in.

-- Brane

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