ftp/fetch/cvsup behind a firewall

Anthony Discolo avdiscolo at hotmail.com
Tue Feb 3 05:41:19 PST 2004

Unfortunately, I do not have control over my firewall.

----Original Message Follows----
From: Kent Stewart <kstewart at owt.com>
To: "Anthony Discolo" <avdiscolo at hotmail.com>, kaeru at pd.jaring.my
CC: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
Subject: Re: ftp/fetch/cvsup behind a firewall
Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2004 19:16:37 -0800

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.
 > --
 > "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it
 > means."
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Kent Stewart
Richland, WA


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