How do you "make install" without direct internet access?
doug at polands.org
Tue Nov 23 13:28:49 PST 2004
On Tue, Nov 23, 2004 at 01:22:07PM -0800, Ralph wrote:
> > On Tuesday 23 November 2004 21:31, Ralph wrote:
> > > Hey, I've got a proxy-out connection where these boxes are
> > > installed. In other words, the only way to get out to the
> > > internet is through the http/ftp proxy. So in my /etc/profile I
> > > have a line
> > >
> > > HTTP_PROXY=my.internal.proxy:80
> > > export HTTP_PROXY
> > >
> > > But when I do a make install I can't fetch
> > > anything... thoughts?
> > >
> > You need to set FTP_PROXY, if you want to fetch ftp via proxy.
> > Refer to 'man 3 fetch' for the datails.
> actually, since I was in csh, the setenv FTP_PROXY
> my.internal.proxy:80 worked like a charm, except that,
> for some reason, fetch refuses to work without
> internet DNS resolution. As with our environment, no
> internal hosts have external DNS resolution - how do
> you solve that?
If you have ssh access out through the firewall, you can tunnel DNS (and
http/ftp) requests through a *well-connected* Unix host.
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