ftp/fetch/cvsup behind a firewall

Anthony Discolo avdiscolo at hotmail.com
Mon Feb 2 11:12:34 PST 2004

I don't have a /usr/share/examples/etc/defaults/make.conf, but I have a 
/usr/share/examples/etc/make.conf.  But it doesn't have a FETCH_ENV line in 

I'm sure someone has been successful in running cvsup behind a firewall?  
After all, don't all these tools use ftp indrectly?


----Original Message Follows----
From: Khairil Yusof <kaeru at pd.jaring.my>
To: Anthony Discolo <avdiscolo at hotmail.com>
CC: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
Subject: Re: ftp/fetch/cvsup behind a firewall
Date: Tue, 03 Feb 2004 02:20:33 +0800

On Mon, 2004-02-02 at 09:55 -0800, Anthony Discolo wrote:

 > Mozilla can access the ftp site with the proxy server configured, but I
 > haven't been able to get ftp to work with a proxy server.

For fetch via proxy see:

Copy this file to /etc and edit the FETCH_ENV to point to your proxy

For cvsup, if you only have access via the proxy server, you can ftp the
entire cvs tree (not efficient). I would ask your admin to either setup
a local mirror , or add a dynamic rule for outgoing cvsup connections.

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