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Using Fiddler to Trace SvnBridge activities

We can use Fiddler to get a better understanding on what SvnBridge is doing. This is often essential for reproducing bugs and issues that are found in the field.

Capturing a trace

  • Click on the LAN Settings button and change your settings back to their normal values (remove the fiddler proxy)
  • The reason that we do that is that we want only the SVN requests to be captured by Fiddler
  • In Tortoise SVN context menu, go to the Settings entry
  • Go to the network node:
    • Enable proxy server
    • Set the server address to: localhost
    • Set the port to: 8888
  • This tells SVN to route all requests through Fiddler
  • Perform the test operation with Tortoise SVN against SvnBridge
  • Once the SVN operation has been completed, go to Fiddler, File > Save > Session(s) > in ArchiveZip
  • Save the file to disk

You can now upload the zip file, which will allow us to reproduce the steps that happened at your site.

Last edited Mar 28, 2008 at 8:31 PM by Ayende, version 4


am42 Aug 15, 2013 at 11:46 PM 
Further SvnBridge Debugging HOWTO hints about various debugging methods can be found at my proposed Wiki page item at