Subject: Re: Package anon ftp login.
To: None <>
From: Eric Fox <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/05/2000 20:17:42
Actually, what I'd find much more usefull would be the ability to perform
ftp's through a web proxy when performing a 'make' in pkgsrc.  

So far, I've set the environment variables http_proxy, https_proxy, and
ftp_proxy to the proxy server.  This appears to sort-of work, because the
FTP process stops and asks for a proxy username and password, but then it

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On Wed, 4 Oct 2000, Richard Rauch wrote:

> Is there a way to set the ``password'' (email address) for FTP when the
> pkgsrc system has to grab distfiles?
> This, or perhaps some kind of proxy system, is desirable.  The problem is
> that I have asystem with a lot of spare space and a static IP, but no
> proper name.  (I assign it a hostname within my home network, but the name
> would be an invalid host for an email address in the FTP anonymous/ftp
> ``password''.)
> So far, about the best that I can come up with is to export the
> /usr/pkgsrc/distfiles from the ``nameless'' computer, and have my other
> computer (with a proper internet hostname) do the distfile fetches.
> Is there a better way, either in general or via pkgsrc variables?
> Any help would be appreciated.
>   "I probably don't know what I'm talking about."