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My First SVN:// Connection?

My First SVN:// Connection?

(OP)
I'm completely new to Subversion... I am almost certain I have just missed something fundamental.

I have svnServe running as a Windows service set and created a repository using svnadmin.

When I try to connect to the repository with TortoiseSVN, TortoiseSVN says "Can't connect to host 'host': No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it."

I am trying to checkout using something like below...

CODE

svn://user@host/SVN_Repository/ 

The user has a dot in it if that makes a difference.

SVN_Repository is the actual folder name of the repository.

beyond that my svnserve.conf with comments removed looks like...

CODE

[general]
anon-access = read
auth-access = write
password-db = passwd
[sasl] 

passwd file is in the same folder and has a line with the user and several others I am trying to connect with. All are in the demo format of user = password

Server path to execute:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Subversion\bin\svnserve.exe" --service -r E:\SVN_Repository

Interesting, realized I had not configured the service to log on with a user as recommended (user explicitly has Full Control of the repository directory and all children).

Now my error is...

Can't open file 'E:\SVN_Repository\db\fs-type': Access is denied.

What fundamental thing have I missed or where do I need to look?

RE: My First SVN:// Connection?

(OP)
I found this link for setting up subversion...
http://blog.codinghorror.com/setting-up-subversion...

While that guide does not mention it if you use you specify a windows account for permissions, you must specify that user to have permissions... Which is obvious to me. For whatever reason the server I am using did not cascade update the permissions even though I explicitly told it to when I specified the permissions. I had to sell all the sub-folders manually... then it worked.

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