WordPress SVN repository broken? (6 posts)

  1. mrarrow
    Posted 4 years ago #


    I've just tried doing a WP install with SSH using subversion:
    svn co http://core.svn.wordpress.org/tags/3.2.1 .

    and on two separate servers it comes back with the following error
    svn: PROPFIND of '/tags/3.2.1': could not connect to server (http://core.svn.wordpress.org)

    Is there currently an issue with the WordPress Subversion Repository?

  2. Cyber Sprocket Labs
    Posted 3 years ago #

    If you are using Comcast that may be part of the problem. We are finding multiple people with the same issue and have started tracking the problem on our blog:

  3. It's not just you :/ The core devs know and are looking into it, but it seems to be the ISP.

    Nacin tweeted about it a couple days ago.

  4. Cyber Sprocket Labs
    Posted 3 years ago #

    It is definitely the ISP. We've spent half the day today tracking this down. We have a dual-homed WAN with half on Comcast and half on another ISP.

    Route all the automattic/wordpress traffic on Comcast and the packets coming back across the Level3 network from those locations drop.

    Force the route to go via the other ISP and everything works, no dropped packets.

    Maybe it is just a coincidence, but Level3 is who Comcast has been in several fights with over network filtering & capacity issues thanks to their work with Netflix. It is also odd that Comcast just had a partial victory over the FCC regarding regulation of net neutrality. A very odd coincidence indeed.

  5. mrarrow
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Wierd. My original message was 4 months ago and subsequently resolved itself (sorry, can't remember how). Although every so often I do have intermittent issues with either checking out from the svn repository or updating and existing install.

    I'm not aware I use Comcast unless they are also a backbone provider and/or slot somewhere into the many hops from my VPS to the WP svn repository?

    Anyway, reassuring to know its not just me!

  6. mrarrow, you've actually got another problem :) Ask your webhost if they throttle SVN.

    People on Comcast are ... well the WordPress core devs know and apparently there were angry phone calls yesterday.

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