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Re: svn over vpn

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2009 13:42:37 +0000

On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 01:59:33PM +0100, Merlin Morgenstern wrote:
> Hi there,
> I am trying to get svn running over a vpn tunnel. Unvortunatelly there
> seems to be something I am missing. The tunnel is up an running, ping
> works. Subversion is set up and running as stand alone version.
> After I do a checkout:
> [1]svn://
> Subversion answers:
> Checkout from [2]svn://, revision HEAD, Fully recursive,
> Externals included Can't connect to host '': Es konnte keine
> Verbindung hergestellt
> werden, da der Zielcomputer die Verbindung verweigerte.

Please report error messages in English, not everyone here understands

$ export LANG=en_US
$ svn checkout ...

(FYI the error is essentially saying "connection refused").

> Do I have to configure subversion somehow to listen to that port 1149
> of vpn and the ip adress?

svnserve can only listen on a single interface/port.

You should not need to specify a port.

If you need access to the svn repository via multiple
IP addresses at the same time, use apache instead of svnserve.

But did you try connecting to the IP address that svnserve normally
listens on? Given that routing is set up appropriately on your client box,
it should try to connect to that IP through the VPN tunnel.
This is the most appropriate solution since VPNs are supposed to be
transparent to applications. Whether or not your computer sends packets
to some destination through the VPN tunnel is none of Subversion's business.
You didn't say what operating system your client is running and what kind
of VPN software you are using, so it's hard to give more concrete advice.

Or you can try: svnserve --listen-host
But this would mean that everyone else using the server will have
to switch to that IP, too, and it must be reachable by them, so it
may not be ideal.

Received on 2009-03-18 14:43:44 CET

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