ftp/fetch/cvsup behind a firewall

Anthony Discolo avdiscolo at hotmail.com
Mon Feb 2 11:37:06 PST 2004

Thanks for the quick response!

I assume that adding these lines to the make.conf is the same as setting 
them as environment variables?  If I do this, I get:

# set HTTP_PROXY="http://<foo>:80"  (where foo is my proxy server; the same 
address makes mozilla work)
# fetch http://ftp.freebsd.org/<file> (where <file> is a valid file)
fetch: http://ftp.freebsd.org/<file>: Host not found

----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 03:23:32 +0800

On Mon, 2004-02-02 at 11:12 -0800, Anthony Discolo wrote:
 > 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 
 > it.

# If you're behind a firewall and need FTP or HTTP proxy services for
# ports collection fetching to work, the following examples give the
# necessary syntax.  See the fetch(3) man page for details.

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

No they don't. :) cvs and cvsup, access a cvs server for latest updates
and other info, not an ftp server.

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