Is there a way to run FreeBSD ports through port 80?

Devin Teske devin.teske at
Thu Jul 12 16:33:44 UTC 2012

On Jul 12, 2012, at 9:23 AM, Kaya Saman wrote:

> Hi,
> I am trying to introduce FreeBSD into my office and it's been looked
> at with quite a bit of enthusiasm however, what makes it look bad is
> our companies 'security' policy to block FTP.
> At present they are running a whole bunch of CentOS based boxes and
> VM's which of course can be run through port 80 when using YUM.
> How does one get round this issue as my superiors are telling me that
> opening up FTP is a security risk and therefor don't want to proceed?
> I would like to use ports specifically and not the pkg_add tool to get software.
> Can anyone sugget anything?

env ftp_proxy=host:port <command>

where <command> is your normal command, such as "fetch".

For a full list of environment variables you can use,…

$ ldd -f '%p\n' `which fetch` | xargs grep -alr ftp_proxy | xargs strings -n 7 | grep _proxy 


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