subversion + three.co.uk = proxy trouble
If you try to access a subversion repository over http while using a 3G connection from three.co.uk you may receive an error message like.
svn: PROPFIND request failed on ‘/repos’ svn: Processing PROPFIND request response failed: Premature end of file. (/repos)
This is because three.co.uk uses a proxy to interecept web traffic on their network.
This proxy does not understand all the commands that are used by subversion.
It is perfectly possible to access subversion repositories through a proxy - just not through the one at three.co.uk.
Three only filter traffic on port 80 - the standard web port. Well, at least as far as I can tell that’s all they do.
So if you can set up subversion to access a different proxy - one that does play nice - then you can access your repository over your 3G connection.
Under Linux the subversion proxy settings are in the file:
Just add settings as below:
[global] http-proxy-host = www.exaple.com http-proxy-port = 3128 http-proxy-username = nobody http-proxy-password = secret