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

From: Douglas Bates <dmbates_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue 28 Jun 2005 - 21:02:09 GMT

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

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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