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From Andy Levy <>
Subject Re: How to choose between svn & http?
Date Fri, 30 Jul 2010 12:50:21 GMT
On Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 08:32, STF SVN <> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 22:40, David Weintraub <> wrote:
>> The standard 'svn' protocol is faster, but it uses port 3690 by
>> default. It is very likely that your VPN will block traffic to this
>> port.
>     Why so?

Sane network security policies block everything, especially
non-standard ports, by default. Since Subversion isn't a "common"
piece of software, it shouldn't be a surprise if this port is locked

>> You can start svnserve on another port, and you can use ssh+svn
>> which allows for tunneling.
>> I believe you can have a Subversion repository run using both the
>> svn:// protocol and the http:// protocol at the same time
>     It's nice to hear so.  But since I'm using Visual SVN server, I
> think I have to turn to that company to see if their product supports
> this "dual-port" function.

VisualSVN Server is just a distribution of Subversion bundled with
Apache, a nice installer, and an MMC snap-in for server
administration. Under the hood, it's still the same Subversion. It
should support multiple access methods just fine.

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