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Re: 403 Forbidden only with Client

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2006Q1_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2006-03-17 12:10:03 CET

On Mar 17, 2006, at 03:54, Matt Lins wrote:

> I have setup an SVN Server through Apache 2. I can access the
> repository fine with a web browser. However, when I try to use the
> command line, TortiseSVN or Subclipse I get 403 Forbidden. Here is
> my exact error :
> svn: PROPFIND of 'the/repos': 403 Forbidden (http://thedomain.com/
> the/repos)
> I can't understand why I am able to view the repository just fine
> in the web browser, but the clients error out.

To respond to someone else's suggestion: if it works fine in a web
browser, then there cannot be a problem with SVNPath vs. SVNParentPath.

The difference between a web browser and the svn client is that a web
browser only sends GET requests whereas the svn client uses PROPFIND
requests. Are you going through a proxy? Many proxies don't know
about PROPFIND, REPORT and the other WebDAV methods svn needs to use.
You must configure the proxy to handle these methods as well.
Alternately, use HTTPS; since the proxy cannot read the HTTPS stream
because it is encrypted, it must pass all of it through unaltered.

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