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Re: using svn+ssh on a windows svn server

From: Andrew Thompson <subversionuser_at_aktzero.com>
Date: 2005-04-11 16:14:30 CEST

Julien Pepy wrote:
> hi
> I spent the whole day yesterday trying to configure my svn on a windows
> 2000 system. I need ssl encryption so I'd like to use the custom server
> svnserve. I used both my win2000 and a macosx system to test client
> connection. but I couldn't enter the repository. wherever I configure
> the home rep of the ssh session, I couldn't make it work. as far as I
> now, the url should be :
> svn+rsh://username@host/path
> "path" being absolute, but how do you specify an absolute windows path
> in a url ? I tried several methods but none of them worked. I would
> really appreciate if someone could help me get this to work. thanks

An error message of some kind would be most helpful...

You may have one of a couple of problems:

For your URL, look at:

You also need to determine if svnserve is in your path when using the
ssh connection.

My first question is, why are you using svn+rsh? Shouldn't that be
svn+ssh? Is there some special issue with Windows that I'm just not
aware of?

You need to confirm that your remote/secure shell actually connects to
your Windows 2000 box. Try invoking it directly: ssh username@host

I have also noticed that svn hangs if ssh isn't completely set up for
connecting to a host. If you've never connected to a host before, you
have to accept the host's key. In that instance, svn just hangs. Therefore:

You must connect successfully with ssh outside of svn before you can use

Andrew Thompson
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Received on Mon Apr 11 16:17:59 2005

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