How can I get cvs working with a proxy server?
anubis357 at optusnet.com.au
Sat Nov 1 16:00:14 PST 2003
On Tue, 30 Sep 2003 04:00 am, Dariush wrote:
> Its been over a few weeks now after installing freebsd
> 5.0 and still can not run cvsupdate and portupgrade on
> one my servers.
> We are behind a firewall and proxy server.
> All traffic to the internet uses a proxy server for
> I have been searching for ways to try to get the cvs
> working from behind the firewall and no one seems to
> know how to do it. Or at least I can not find the
> The box has full internet access, but I simply can not
> have a ping to outside.
> i.e ping www.yahoo.com and or any server on the net
> would not work.
> but netscape and browsers can get out.
> Can any one suggest a solution?
> I cann't think that there are so many people out there
> asking for this and there is simply no way to do it.
> BSD51# cvsup -P m /root/ports-supfile
> Unknown host "cvsup6.FreeBSD.org"
> Tried on a windows machine
> cvs -d
> :pserver;proxy=220.127.116.11;proxyport=8080:anonymous at cvsup6.FreeBSD.org:/
> cvs [login aborted]: Proxy server 18.104.22.168 does
> not support HTTP tunnelling
> Do I have the defaultrouter in rc.conf?
> yes and again I can get to the internet via browsers
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looking at the man page for cvsupd says that it uses ports 5999 and 5998.
This means that you will have to have NAT on the firewall machine or port
forwarding. Proxys typically only proxy some services such as ftp and http
and wont help with cvsup.
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