[Python-Dev] HTTPS read-only SVN access is denied?

techtonik techtonik at gmail.com
Thu Sep 4 16:03:18 CEST 2008

On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 2:08 AM, Brett Cannon <brett at python.org> wrote:
>> And why not to setup HTTPS for anonymous read and authorized write
>> access? It is not that hard to do and will solve many problems with
>> proxies.
> Because it requires setting up a certificate.

Certificate is already set.

$ svn co https://svn.python.org/projects/trunk
Error validating server certificate for 'https://svn.python.org:443':
 - The certificate is not issued by a trusted authority. Use the
   fingerprint to validate the certificate manually!
Certificate information:
 - Hostname: svn.python.org
 - Valid: from Apr 10 00:00:00 2007 GMT until Apr  9 23:59:59 2010 GMT
 - Issuer: http://www.usertrust.com, The USERTRUST Network, Salt Lake
City, UT, US
 - Fingerprint: fc:67:c1:59:f5:57:71:29:f5:13:50:bc:c9:16:f1:74:da:1f:12:98
(R)eject, accept (t)emporarily or accept (p)ermanently? t
Authentication realm: <https://svn.python.org:443> Subversion repository
Password for 'username':
Authentication realm: <https://svn.python.org:443> Subversion repository
Username: svn: PROPFIND request failed on '/projects/trunk'
svn: PROPFIND of '/projects/trunk': authorization failed

> You can use HTTP to do a read-only checkout.

Well, the main problem is that I can't. As I already said my machine
is behind a proxy that doesn't support required WebDAV extensions for
HTTP protocol - http://subversion.tigris.org/faq.html#proxy

--anatoly t.

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