Re: [Rd] Running ./tools/rsync-recommended through a proxy

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Wed 29 Jun 2005 - 07:23:26 GMT

Googling for 'squid rsync' suggests that squid has to be explicitly configured to allow rsync, e.g.

http://www.sai.msu.su/~er/rsync_proxy.html

Why not ask the proxy administrators if they have rsync configured?

On Tue, 28 Jun 2005, Douglas Bates wrote:

> My computers at my office will no longer be able to connect directly
> to web sites etc. I will be going through a proxy server. The
> particular server is running squid on port 3128.
>
> I have managed to configure web browsers, ssh, apt, svn and a whole
> lot of other tools to use the proxy server but I haven't been able to
> configure rsync. My usual method of updating my copy of the R-devel
> sources is via
>
> cd my_R_devel_sources
> svn up
> ./tools/rsync-recommended
>
> cd my_R_build_directory
> ...
>
> Can anyone offer suggestions on how to get rsync-recommended to work
> through a proxy? I have set
>
> export RSYNC_PROXY="machine.name:3128"
>
> which I understand from the documentation is the magic environment
> variable (I don't give the name of the server explicitly because it is
> an open proxy). However, I still get
>
> bates@bates4:/usr/src/r-devel$ ./tools/rsync-recommended
> bad response from proxy - HTTP/1.0 403 Forbidden
> rsync: failed to connect to machine.name: Success (0)
> rsync error: error in socket IO (code 10) at clientserver.c(94)
> *** rsync failed to update Recommended files ***
> Creating links
>
> Is it likely that the proxy server is not passing connections to port 873?
>
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