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From "charles Collin" <>
Subject [users@httpd] Apache 2 reverse proxy doesn't forward PROPFIND requests
Date Fri, 17 Aug 2007 12:54:58 GMT

An Apache 2 SVN server is configured on a LAN with mod_dav_svn and LDAP
It listens on port 443.
Locally, it works perfectly, users use tortoiseSVN to operate the SVN
repository. When connecting to the https port of the server, an
authentication pops up, people get authenticated and every SVN function
We've got another Apache 2 Server on the internet used as a reverse proxy to
reach the latter apache/svn local server.
This one listens on port 80.

When browsing the repository from internet with a web browser such as
Firefox or IE, I can see the reverse proxy connecting to the https port of
the local apache/svn server and everything goes right: authentication pops
up, and internet computers can browse without any problem the repository.
The problem is when tortoiseSVN is used: instead of using simple GET/POST
requests, it uses PROPFIND requests and nothing works at all, the SVN server
isn't contacted.
I 'wiresharked' the output of the reverse proxy: nothing is forwarded at
all: the PROPFIND request gets stuck in apache reverse proxy.

In the <VirtualHost> section redirecting towards the SVN server, I added a
<Limit> directive to allow PROPFIND requests forwarding: nothing changed.

Any help is highly appreciated.

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