After exceeding number of 5 repositories, even if currently just one repository is configurated in Fisheye - Fisheye does not want to cooperate to it.

Fisheye had cooperated to repository https://SRV-PUB1/svn/Webapp/ before exceeding repo limit. Currently nr of configured repo is 1.


Fisheye console stacktrace:

2012-07-27 01:21:58,287 ERROR - Unable to initialise repository Airtimeplanner due to com.cenqua.fisheye.config.ConfigException:Could not access https

://SRV-PUB1/svn/Webapp/ : org.tigris.subversion.javahl.ClientException: svn: PROPFIND of '/svn/Webapp': 403 Forbidden (https://srv-pub1)

com.cenqua.fisheye.config.ConfigException: Could not access https://SRV-PUB1/svn/Webapp/ : org.tigris.subversion.javahl.ClientException: svn: PROPFIND

of '/svn/Webapp': 403 Forbidden (https://srv-pub1)

at com.cenqua.fisheye.svn.SvnRepositoryTester.pingAndValidateAccess(

at com.cenqua.fisheye.svn.SvnRepositoryScanner.validateAccess(

at com.cenqua.fisheye.svn.SvnRepositoryScanner.validateRepository(

at com.cenqua.fisheye.rep.BaseRepositoryScanner.startRepository(

at com.cenqua.fisheye.rep.BaseRepositoryScanner.doSlurpTransaction(


at com.cenqua.fisheye.rep.BaseRepositoryEngine.doSlurp(

at com.cenqua.fisheye.rep.RepositoryEngine.slurp(



at com.cenqua.fisheye.rep.RepositoryHandle.processPingRequests(

at com.cenqua.fisheye.rep.RepositoryHandle.queuePingRequest(


at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.runTask(

at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$


Caused by: com.cenqua.fisheye.rep.RepositoryClientException: org.tigris.subversion.javahl.ClientException: svn: PROPFIND of '/svn/Webapp': 403 Forbidd

en (https://srv-pub1)

at com.cenqua.fisheye.svn.SvnThrottledClient.propertyGet(

at com.cenqua.fisheye.svn.SvnRepositoryTester.pingAndValidateAccess(

... 15 more

Caused by: org.tigris.subversion.javahl.ClientException: svn: PROPFIND of '/svn/Webapp': 403 Forbidden (https://srv-pub1)

at org.tigris.subversion.javahl.JavaHLObjectFactory.throwException(

at org.tmatesoft.svn.core.javahl.SVNClientImpl.throwException(

at org.tmatesoft.svn.core.javahl.SVNClientImpl.propertyGet(

at org.tigris.subversion.javahl.SVNClient.propertyGet(

at com.cenqua.fisheye.svn.SvnThrottledClient.propertyGet(

... 16 more

Caused by: org.tmatesoft.svn.core.SVNAuthenticationException: svn: PROPFIND of '/svn/Webapp': 403 Forbidden (https://srv-pub1)

at org.tmatesoft.svn.core.internal.wc.SVNErrorManager.error(

at org.tmatesoft.svn.core.internal.wc.SVNErrorManager.error(





at org.tmatesoft.svn.core.wc.SVNBasicClient.getRevisionNumber(

at org.tmatesoft.svn.core.wc.SVNBasicClient.getLocations(

at org.tmatesoft.svn.core.wc.SVNBasicClient.createRepository(

at org.tmatesoft.svn.core.wc.SVNWCClient.doGetProperty(

at org.tmatesoft.svn.core.javahl.SVNClientImpl.propertyGet(

... 18 more

2 answers

Hey Bartosz,

Thanks for posting on Answers.

It appears like FishEye does not permission to read the repository. What verion of FishEye are you using? Did you try to do a:

svn info https://SRV-PUB1/svn/Webapp/ on the command line? Where there any other errors in the logs? Could something have changed in the network infrastructure that is now preventing the svn client from getting to the repository now? Did your company change a new load balancer or firewall?

Do you use mod_evasive on the apache web server that your subversion exist?

I had the same problem; It was giving 403 error when fisheye tries to connect subversion with to much request which is caused by mod_evasive.

Use DOSWhitelist statement for mod_evasive like the following lines:

 DOSWhitelist   192.168.0.*

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