I am having a similar problem with my Desktop. I too am on Windows 8 and have just upgraded from SmartSVN 7.6 to 8.6, having successfully used the 7.6 for some years both on Windows 7 and on this new PC. I was also able successfully to link to the repos using PuTTY...until i ran the SamrtSVN upgrade to 8.6. since then I can not longer do so. Whichever way I try, Though PuTTY or SmartSVN, I always get error message saying that the program is unable to connect to the repos. Here is an extract from log.txt: 241304 (2015-07-12 12:18:02,762) [QThreadPoolThread-0 (smartsvn.asa)] ERROR smartsvn.server - There was a problem while connecting to xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:22 java.io.IOException: There was a problem while connecting to xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:22 at com.trilead.ssh2.Connection.connect(Connection.java:817) at com.trilead.ssh2.Connection.connect(Connection.java:686) at com.syntevo.smartsvn.repository.ssh.i.a(SourceFile:257) at com.syntevo.smartsvn.repository.ssh.i.a(SourceFile:77) at com.syntevo.smartsvn.repository.ssh.d.a(SourceFile:146) at smartsvn.asa.a(SourceFile:248) at smartsvn.vy.run(SourceFile:24) at smartsvn.vD.run(SourceFile:67) Caused by: java.net.SocketException: Connection reset at java.net.SocketInputStream.read(Unknown Source) at java.net.SocketInputStream.read(Unknown Source) at java.net.SocketInputStream.read(Unknown Source) at com.trilead.ssh2.transport.ClientServerHello.readLineRN(ClientServerHello.java:31) at com.trilead.ssh2.transport.ClientServerHello.(ClientServerHello.java:68) at com.trilead.ssh2.transport.TransportManager.initialize(TransportManager.java:466) at com.trilead.ssh2.Connection.connect(Connection.java:757) ... 7 more 241634 (2015-07-12 12:18:03,092) [QThreadPoolThread-3 (smartsvn.vx)] WARN com.syntevo.svn.remote.SuHlSvnRemoteStatusScanner - Remote status scanner failed for svn+ssh://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/var/svn/xxx 241635 (2015-07-12 12:18:03,093) [QThreadPoolThread-3 (smartsvn.vx)] ERROR smartsvn.remote-state.refresh - Can't create session svn: Unable to connect to a repository at URL 'svn+ssh://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/var/svn/xxxt/trunk' Network connection closed unexpectedly svn: To better debug SSH connection problems, remove the -q option from 'ssh' in the [tunnels] section of your Subversion configuration file. I have uninstalled and re-installed again and again and am now running the portable version of 9, But nothing I do seems to work. I have even tried to re-install 7.6, but now even that cannot connect and no other attempt at an SSH connection by any other means works. I was able to connect using PuTTY on my laptop (running a preview version of Windows 10), and my version of 7.6 on that still worked...until I foolishly upgraded my laptop to the portable version of 9...and now I cannot even connect with PuTTY or any other SSH, so not I have no way of connecting to my server save via FTP. I am completely at a loss to know how to fix this issue and cannot even revert to my original pristine 7.6 state. Can anyone help?
This forum is dead. Fucking dead. Don't bet on getting help here at all. Look for other SVN related forums and ask your question there. Here you will only wait for nothing.