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Re: 403 Forbidden only with Client

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2006Q1_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2006-03-17 17:53:44 CET

On Mar 17, 2006, at 17:09, 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.
> Hopefully this gets to the mailing list...Sorry I'm new at
> this..Can I just reply to these messages?
> Anyway, I tried https and it still did not work. I'm not using a
> proxy anyway. This is weird.

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Sorry that suggestion didn't work out for you; then I don't know what
it could be, and I'll let someone else on the list give it a shot.

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