portsnap does not work without direct connection to the Internet

RW rwmaillists at googlemail.com
Sun Feb 2 18:59:00 UTC 2014

On Sun, 2 Feb 2014 22:06:06 +0700
Victor Sudakov wrote:

> So it does download some things but not all things.  Can it be the
> case that some parts of portsnap do not use fetch(1) to download
> things?
> There seems to be a related problem with freebsd-update, at least it
> fails when HTTP_PROXY is configured with login and password, like 
> "setenv HTTP_PROXY http://user:pass@my.proxy.ru:3128".

Neither works with proxies that need authentication. Running a local
proxy that handles the authentication (e.g. squid) would work around

There are probably also some tunnelling utilities that will connect a
localhost port  through an HTTP CONNECT. If you can get that to work
it should give better performance since it will allow full pipelining. 

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