Newbie question about ports.

RW list-freebsd-2004 at
Mon Jun 27 13:44:30 GMT 2005

On Friday 24 June 2005 19:36, Alex Zbyslaw wrote:
> Sam Ip wrote:
> >I'm trying out FreeBSD for the first time for use at work.  However,
> >there is a corporate firewall and hence ftp traffic doesn't get
> >through. I can access http sites.  So if a selling point of FreeBSD is
> >its ports collection
> >
> >1.  Can you do a CVSup to update your ports via http?
> >
> >2.  Can you install ports via http?
> Cvsup does not support http, but neither does it use ftp (see man cvsup,
> especially the -p and -P options).  It requires that a single port be
> openable through your firewall (default 5999).  There is an alternative,
> which I have never used, called CTM (see handbook).

See also sysutils/portsnap which uses http

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