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From Tyler Smith <tyler.jeremy.sm...@gmail.com>
Subject Reauthentication required when issuing a lock on multiple files
Date Thu, 06 Oct 2016 14:40:54 GMT
Hello all,

svn client: version 1.9.4 (r1740329)
svn server: version 1.9.4 (r1740329), hosted on an Apache/2.4.6 (CentOS)
server.

I am experiencing an issue when running an svn lock command on multiple
files where it will require me to enter authentication n-1 times where n is
the number of files I am requesting a lock for.

If I request a single lock, it will execute successfully without prompting
for my password, having saved it previously.

If I request more than one lock, it will first request my password, seeming
to remember my username. However, for every additional file beyond 2, it

c:\path\to\repo>svn lock file1.c file2.c file3.c
'file1.c' locked by user 'tylersmith'.
'file2.c' locked by user 'tylersmith'.
'file3.c' locked by user 'tylersmith'.

I set up a test SVN server to support both http:// access as well as
svn://. This problem does not occur with svn://. (If this issue is a lost
cause via http://, I might consider switching if I can get around the

Looking at a Wireshark trace of the initial command, I get two packets
stating "401 Unauthorized". It is at this point that I am prompted by the
command line client for my password(s). Only after entering all requested
information does it send/receive more packets to/from the SVN server to
complete the action.

Is this an issue in the svn client or a but in the web authentication of
the server?