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From Andy Levy <>
Subject Re: How to choose between svn & http?
Date Thu, 29 Jul 2010 20:53:01 GMT
On Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 16:40, David Weintraub <> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 4:59 AM, STF SVN <> wrote:
>> I already have a working SVN server using HTTP, but I'd like to see
>> some other alternatives, especially those which could provide better
>> performance.  The problem right now is that some users are accessing
>> the SVN within a VPN tunnel and things are slow for them.  So, if it's
>> possible to reduce data quantity, like using another protocol, I would
>> take it.
> 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. You can start svnserve on another port, and you can use ssh+svn
> which allows for tunneling.
> Subversion is known for simplicity, ease of use, but speed isn't one
> of them. The entire .svn directory thing slows Subversion down --
> especially since the entire diff is kept in there.
> I believe you can have a Subversion repository run using both the
> svn:// protocol and the http:// protocol at the same time (Is this
> true? Somebody respond).


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