SOCKS V5 proxy for http_proxy Environmental variable

Mark Jacobs mark.jacobs at
Tue Jul 31 18:38:20 UTC 2007

I am attempting to set the http_proxy environmental variable to a SOCKS 
5 proxy server that is really an SSH tunnel to a server outside the 
network. When I execute the fetch command it is failing with this error 

bc007776# fetch -v
looking up
connecting to
fetch: Unknown error: 0

Is this supported?

Mark Jacobs
Technical Services
Time Customer Service - Tampa, FL

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