Behind proxy / firewall

mrcdutra picture mrcdutra on Thu 10 Dec, 2009 19:36:33 +0000

Hi, there.
Is there any problem in accessing with Tortoise from behind a proxy or firewall?
I talked with the network administrator and he said there is no restriction about the XP-Dev domain.
Tortoise keeps retrieving this message:
"Server sent unexpected return value (400 Bad Request) in response to OPTIONS
request for '<http://svn.xp-dev.com/svn/my-project-name/trunk'
The operation failed."

At home I’ve accessed OK.

Thanks in advance.

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rs on Thu 10 Dec, 2009

From past experience, when it works from one location and does not from another, its usually down to a firewall/proxy/software that sits between your client and server. It might help to know that I’ve seen cases where there are some filtering software or anti virus/malware software that have caused these issues.

The real problem is that SVN needs to use HTTP requests like OPTIONS, MKCOL, etc which some software out there just filter out.

The right solution is to ensure that every single point between your client and the server does not mangle the requests.

The easy way out is to use SSL.

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mrcdutra on Thu 10 Dec, 2009

Thanks a lot. I will see with the network people about those requests. If they can’t do anything, I’ll think about the SSL.

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