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I'm using TortoiseSVN to access Subversion on an SSH host, but it keeps saying "connection lost unexpectedly". Why?

Make sure you're using the svn+ssh:// protocol.
Examine the .bashrc file on your user's account in the SSH host, and make sure that the command mesg y (or mesg n) isn't in the file. If it is, comment it out. Actually, there are plenty of other causes: anything that generates an error has to be fixed, since the SSH connection doesn't know how to handle it. Any error causes the SSH link to close.

Last updated on 2010-06-15 14:10:17 -0700, by Shalom Craimer

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