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Authentication pb between Subversion and TortoiseSVN

From: Olivier Vigneresse <olivier.vigneresse_at_hive.uk.com>
Date: 2005-11-22 20:11:45 CET

I've just installed subversion 1.2.1 on my OpenBSD 3.8 box (that's using the
subversion port from the OpenBSD site, not compiling from source) and
TortoiseSVN 1.2.6 on my WinXP (SP2) box - both installations worked fine
(i.e. did not report any problem).


I've created a repository on the server and when I try to connect to it (for
a checkout or browsing) I get the following error message "Error: Can't
connect to host 'poseidon': No connection could be made because the target
machine actively refused it." - I get this message even before being asked
for my authorization credentials.


I do not run any firewall on the OpenBSD box (not on the WinXP for that

I want to get it to work with the svn:// access method, and have therefore
tried to start svnserve both as a daemon or through inetd (after updating
the /etc/services and /etc/inetd.conf files accordingly) - same thing
happens in both cases.


To check things out, I changed the svnserve.conf file in my repository to
have a "anon-access = write", just for testing - same problem.


I've also tried locally on the server with a "cd /tmp; svn co
svn://poseidon/testrepo ." and it worked fine - I am not sure whether this
actually used 3690/tcp or if the svn client bypassed it as the server was on
the same machine.


Any pointers on what goes wrong between svnserve and TortoiseSVN would be
greatly appreciated.


Olivier Vigneresse


Received on Tue Nov 22 20:16:33 2005

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