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Re: Browser sees repo, but svn.exe does not

From: Johan Appelgren <johan.appelgren_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2008 16:03:58 +0200

On Fri, Aug 22, 2008 at 3:51 PM, Brad Stiles <bradley.stiles_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> What misconfiguration or other problem do I look for if I can browse my
> repository remotely using FireFox or IE, but I can't do so using 1.4 or 1.5
> versions of svn.exe or TSVN? The same repository is visible using
> Subversion within my local network, as well as if I look at it using my
> router's IP address from within my network.
> My repository is hosted on Windows XP Pro Media Center Edition, using Apache
> 2.2.9 and Subversion 1.5.1, as set up by Visual SVN Server 1.5.2.
> To summarize:
> On a machine on my network
> svn ls/co/ci http://localhost:81/svn/pcg work
> svn ls/co/ci http://local-machines-IP:81/svn/pcg work
> svn ls/co/ci http://routers-IP-Address:81/svn/pcg work
> All three of those URLs work in the browser as well, allowing me to browse
> through the repository.
> Both methods properly prompt me for the user and password on the repository,
> and accept the credentials I enter.
> Note that if I turn port 81 forwarding off on the router, the
> http://routers-IP-Address:81/svn/pcg URL doesn't even work for either
> method, even from within my network, as I would expect.
> On a remote machine, over the internet (from within my workplace network):
> Using FireFox or IE, http://routers-IP-Address:81/svn/pcg works, allowing me
> to browse through the repository.
> However, svn ls http://routers-IP-Address:81/svn/pcg does not work, even if
> I provide the --username and --password arguments, producing the below error
> message:
> svn: PROPFIND request failed on '/svn/pcg'
> svn: PROPFIND of '/svn/pcg': could not connect to server
> (http://routers-IP-Address:81)
> I'm virtually certain that this isn't a problem with Subversion or Visual
> SVN directly, since it works just fine from within my network, but I'm
> hoping someone will be able to point me in the direction I need to look.
> The most likely culprit would appear to be my router, and that Subversion
> requires another port or set of ports open, or a different protocol, rather
> than just 81 and TCP/UDP.
> I don't know enough about Apache's configuration to know if there's
> something I need to tweak there, but again, since it works fine within my
> network, I'm not sure how that could be the problem.
> Another culprit could be interference from some tool on my employer's
> network. However, I can connect to "The Subversion Repository. No, really,
> *the* Subversion Repository," as well as a fair number of other Subversion
> repositories, from my work machine just fine.
> I'm hoping the answer is blindingly obvious to someone here or on the Visual
> SVN list. Even if it should be to me, I can accept that I'm missing the
> obvious as long as I get it fixed.
> Thanks,
> Brad

My first guess would be that you have a proxy/router in the way that
doesn't handle/rejects the subversion http methods for incoming



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