Posts Tagged ‘coding’


January 31, 2011

Hello there true believers, been a while since I’ve written something here.

A quick FYI on those wanting to use SVN but are restricted to use it from within a network with a proxy.
If you try using SVN over HTTP, it most likely won’t work by default since SVN uses a different network port (usually 3690 for *nixes) and HTTP proxies by default use 80 or 8080 as their ports.
If you try checking out or updating or committing to/from an SVN repo by default, you’ll run into a problem saying SVN couldn’t connect. Uh oh spaghetti-oh. 🙂
In my Ubuntu 10.04 machine, what I do is open (with sudo/root properties) the file:


and uncomment (or add, if the following are not present) these parameters:

http-proxy-host =
http-proxy-port = port


http-proxy-host =
http-proxy-port = 8080

I save the file, then try SVN again. Voila. I’m back to coding again. 🙂