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Re: svn always fails with E120171, but only from some clients

From: Sean McBride <sean_at_rogue-research.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:19:27 -0400

On Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:24:58 +0100, Philip Martin said:

>Is apache using SSLVerifyClient to require the client to provide a

I'm not too familiar with apache, but I'm going to say "no", which I conclude from this:

$ cd /Library/Server/Web/
$ grep -R -i SSLVerifyClient *

which finds nothing.

Is that a setting I should want set to something in particular?

>The 1.8 client defaults to not prompting for a client cert
>if no cert is configured and that will cause the error you report. See:

I edited ~/.subversion/config and uncommented "ssl-client-cert-file-prompt" and set it to "yes". Still got E120171.

I see you are @wandisco. Do your svn binaries have a built-in statically linked version of OpenSSL or do they use the OS's version?


Sean McBride, B. Eng                 sean_at_rogue-research.com
Rogue Research                        www.rogue-research.com 
Mac Software Developer              Montréal, Québec, Canada
Received on 2014-10-24 18:20:02 CEST

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