Subject: Re: questions on package system
To: John Refling <>
From: Antti Kantee <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/13/2000 19:50:43
On Fri Mar 10 2000 at 16:38:45 -0800, John Refling wrote:

> 5. Is is possible to cvs/sup thru a firewall?  I have
>    ftp_proxy and http_proxy set, and can ftp and use lynx,
>    etc, but I think that's it.

Hmmh, I remember using sup through a firewall once. IIRC sup uses port
871 and is quite strict about it. If you can trick it somehow, this
shouldn't be a problem. I had something like the following:
localhost:871 -> outsidefirewall:80
outsidefirewall:80 -> supserver:871

The downside is that it requires one box outside the firewall for
redirect. And of course the firewall has to be a fly-through one, not a
proxy thingie.

Antti Kantee <>