How to Solve RA layer request failed in Eclipse

I want to synchronize my workspace with Subversion repository using Subclipse, but there’s some error message that says RA layer request failed.

After I googling for a while, this error happened because my network is using proxy server. So, I need to edit some file. FYI, my computer OS is Windows Vista. You may have to adjust the path if you have a different OS.

Search for file named servers, located in:


Add these lines under the [global] section:

http-proxy-host =
http-proxy-port = 7000
http-proxy-username = defaultusername
http-proxy-password = defaultpassword

Adjust the value based on your environment settings. Now save the file and try to synchronize your Eclipse once again.

Hope it helps. 🙂