Re: CVS checkout behind firewall proxy
From: Roberto C. Sanchez (roberto_at_familiasanchez.net)
Date: Sun, 29 May 2005 08:57:54 -0400 To: firstname.lastname@example.org
On Sun, May 29, 2005 at 03:46:02PM +0300, Alphonse Ogulla wrote:
> Hi All,
> I'm trying to do a cvs checkout from a debian beast on the company
> network but get the error.
> cvs [login aborted]: connect to cvs.digium.com(188.8.131.52):2401
> failed: No route to host
> I'm connected to the internet via a proxy firewall. Does this imply
> specific ports required by cvs are closed? Can cvs use the http port
> number? How else can I get to use cvs from behind a firewall? I've
> read about cvs-proxy but it seems to do a totally different thing.
> Shall appreciate your assitance.
Get the admins to open that port. Seriously. If you need access to
servers on that port for work-related functions you should be able to
make a case for it. The problem with proxying the way you are talking
about is that you need to someone listening on port 80 outside your
network that then translates the traffic over to port 2401. That poses
some risks for whoever proxies for you since they either need to
authenticate you or take some other measure to restrict the flow of
traffic to trusted individuals.
The other possibility is to see if the site you are trying to download
from offers anonymous CVS over SSH. This has the advantage that port 22
is usually not blocked.
Of not, you could always email the developers, explain your situation
and see if they will post a recent CVS snapshot to their webpage or
email you the tarball.
-- Roberto C. Sanchez http://familiasanchez.net/~sanchezr
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