ftp/fetch/cvsup behind a firewall

Kent Stewart kstewart at owt.com
Mon Feb 2 19:21:50 PST 2004

On Monday 02 February 2004 11:18 am, 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 in it.
> I'm sure someone has been successful in running cvsup behind a
> firewall? After all, don't all these tools use ftp indrectly?

I use cvsup behind the ipfw firewall. I thought I had to allow port 
5999, which is the port cvsup used to talk to the server, and will have 
to look at my firewall rules more closely. I use a cvs-mirror to 
maintain my outside information. I have fewer problems accessing the 
mirror from inside my firewall. A 100mpbs network is also much faster 
than my DSL line :).

Do you have control of the firewall?


> Thanks.
> ----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:
> /usr/share/examples/etc/defaults/make.conf
> 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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Kent Stewart
Richland, WA


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