Subversion & Proxy Servers

Is there a known issue with Subversion and proxy servers? I guess I should have run into this years ago but I don’t ever remember having an issue. I just got a new laptop with a fresh install of Windows XP and connection out to the Internet is using a Squid proxy server. When I connect to my Subversion server using TortoiseSVN (1.4.0-RC1), I get a following error message:

svn: REPORT request failed on '/svn/!svn/vcc/default'
svn: REPORT of '/svn/!svn/vcc/default': 400 Bad Request (


I know the issues isn’t with TortoiseSVN as I get errors connecting using command line tools, IntelliJ IDEA and Eclipse with the Subclipse plugin. Is this a known issue? The Subversion FAQ doesn’t really have any answers and the recommendation of adding extension_methods in the FAQ didn’t work. Anyone else run into this?


5 thoughts on “Subversion & Proxy Servers

  1. I have same problem (cannot import, update or commit, can browse only) and don’t know how to fix it yet 😦

    But I have another error message.

    Error: MKACTIVITY of ‘/svn/test/!svn/act/bef0a858-42e7-1740-a021-0a99905dd0e0’: 400 Bad Request (http://localhost)


  2. The problem is with the SVNParentPath if this is changed to SVNPath then it works may be it wants a default depository or something 🙂


  3. Hello,
    I just to know if any person hav find a solution of this problem and what is the method to solve this problem?
    Where can i change the SVNParentPath to the SVNPath?


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