I don’t know in your university, but in mine I still cannot use version control systems cause we have an HTTP proxy and only HTTP/HTTPS traffic is allowed.
I want my system to be ever up-to-date and sometime this means to use development software. Today, for example, I wanted to build KDE from SVN.
Usually I set
~/.subversion/server and that’s enough, but today with this method I got a nice “Permission denied”.
The alternative method is to setup an SVN tunneling through the proxy.
Then, open a terminal and launch:
$ connect-tunnel -P proxyhost:proxyport -T 10234:svnhost:svnport.
connect-tunnel running and checkout SVN in this way:
$ svn co svn://localhost:10234/svntrunk.
All should works. Good luck!