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I dont know if this really qualifies as general programing... but i'm having trouble with Subversion. When i'm at my humble abode I have absolutely no problem connecting to a subverion server (namely svn2.cvsdude.com) but when i'm at school, i can't for the life of me connect USING AN SVN CLIENT, however, I can access the repository from my browser, what does that mean (some sort of outgoing traffic filter?)? And is there anything I can Do? cheers -Dan

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It is probably some form of port filtering, yes. You should talk to the IT department of your school.

[edit]I guess you could try and use a proxy server.


jfl.

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Most likely your browser is set up to use the school's proxy server, which your SVN client knows nothing about. If you're using the command line client, take a look at the %APPDATA%\Subversion\servers file, in which you can configure the proxy server. Other Subversion clients either use the same file or have a similar approach to configuring it.

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Well i highly doubt my browser is set up to use a proxy, cause i figured out a way to get firefox onto the school computers, and of course, thats not what they're configured to use...

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-Dan

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I wouldn't be surprised if FF just picks up the system/IE proxy settings. Try "telnet http://urltosvnserver.com 80" from the command line. If that doesn't get through, there's a proxy in the way.

The IE proxy settings can be found under Tools->Options->Connections->LAN Settings. If you just copy those to the SVN config file, it should work.

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Do what I did...

Set up an sshd server on port 443 on your box then use Putty to create a SSH tunnel. Then set Putty up to tunnel SVN, and have svn connection to the localhost port that Putty is listening on.

This works because the proxy server will think that the host on port 443 is an SSL web connection and will give a clear connection to it. Putty can connect to the SSH server on the remote end using a proxy server.

Great for general web browsing too because your activity isn't logged in the school's proxy logs.

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