Flaky connection to SVN

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http://serverfault.com – We're using Subversion for source control, hosted on a machine behind a router, using port forwarding. On the local network everything seems OK. But when we connect to SVN from a remote computer using a SVN client (AnkhSVN or RedGate SQL Source Control in our case), the connection is extremely flaky. Sometimes (maybe 20% of the time) it works, but most of the time it fails, saying: SharpSvn.SvnRepositoryIOException: Unable to connect to a repository at URL 'http://mysite.com:8085/svn/myproj/blahblah' ---> SharpSvn.SvnRepositoryIOException: OPTIONS of 'http://mysite.com:8085/svn/myproj/b (HowTos)