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Re: Subversion x Firewall

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2005_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2005-07-29 13:54:30 CEST

On 29.07.2005, at 03:52, Esteban Pizzini wrote:

> On 7/28/05, Célio Cidral Junior <ccidral.newsbox@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I can't do checkouts from any computer at my university because of
>> the
>> firewall or proxy, I guess. I'm getting that well known error,
>> bad request etc...". I have just installed svn and have not
>> configured
>> anything in it (no proxy configuration or something like). The
>> question is, what should I say to the network admin in order to
>> configure to firewall (or proxy) to make svn work properly?
> Hi, how are you trying to access svn?? by using svn:// or http://?
> I think that perphaps using http:// (mod_dav_svn) you can bypass
> the proxy..
> if not, I have checked in svnbook that svn uses port 3690(udp/tcp). So
> you need to have enable that ports for connecting to your svn server.

Esteban, the fact that he's talking about REPORT requests means that
he's already using Apache and not svnserve. He could try svnserve as
a workaround, if the network allows traffic on 3690. But he may have
already decided he needs Apache's flexibility.

Célio, the wisdom I've heard on this list before is that some proxy
servers only allow GET and POST requests but are not configured for
the other types of requests (like REPORT, among others) used by DAV
and required for Subversion. You can either get your proxy admins to
configure their proxy to allow the class of requests used by DAV, or
switch to using HTTPS, which a proxy cannot interfere with, because
the communication is encrypted.

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