#5718 E210002: Unable to connect to a repository at URL - authentication problems?


Not made any change at my side recently, yet today I'm getting (intermittent) problems with connectivity to SVN. I was initially getting this with commits, but then thought I'll try a checkout

svn checkout --username=andy_jefferson svn+ssh://andy_jefferson@svn.code.sf.net/p/datanucleus/code/platform/api.jdo/trunk datanucleus-api-jdo-tmp

and I get
andy_jefferson@svn.code.sf.net's password:
svn: E210002: Unable to connect to a repository at URL 'svn+ssh://andy_jefferson@svn.code.sf.net/p/datanucleus/code/platform/api.jdo/trunk'
svn: E210002: To better debug SSH connection problems, remove the -q option from 'ssh' in the [tunnels] section of your Subversion configuration file.
svn: E210002: Network connection closed unexpectedly

i.e it is prompting for "password" (which one???) three times (presumably because it doesn't match whatever it is looking for), and finally for my SF password. I have SF in my SSH known_hosts etc, and the SSH Keys in SF is correct (I use it on other SSH remote logins and works for all of those).

Note that I can do the exact same command above and some times it checks out ok (with no prompt for passwords), and others gives this. Suggests something around authentication??


  • Anonymous - 2013-10-29
    • status: unread --> pending
    • assigned_to: Chris Tsai
  • Anonymous - 2013-10-29

    I'm not able to reproduce this currently. Are you still having trouble with this?

    Chris Tsai, SourceForge.net Support

  • Andy Jefferson

    Andy Jefferson - 2013-10-30

    Not at the moment

  • Anonymous - 2013-10-30

    Okay, other projects that have reported issues aren't seeing problems anymore either so I'm treating this as a temporary issue.

    Chris Tsai, SourceForge.net Support

  • Anonymous - 2013-10-30
    • status: pending --> self-service
  • Frank-Rene Schäfer

    I had this issue again, today with

    svn checkout --username=fschaef svn+ssh://fschaef@svn.code.sf.net/p/quex/code/trunk quex-code


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