[R] IRIX, firewalls, configure

From: Tim Hoar <thoar_at_cgd.ucar.edu>
Date: Sat 16 Apr 2005 - 08:10:23 EST


I have built R-2.0.1 on AIX64 V 6.5 on a machine that is intentionally isolated from remotely connecting to the internet -- and we'd like to keep it isolated!

I have not seen anything in the FAQ's or Install Manual about shutting off or 'configuring out' the internet connectivity. ditto for './configure --help'

For some reason
> capabilities()

    jpeg      png    tcltk      X11    GNOME     libz http/ftp  sockets
   FALSE    FALSE    FALSE     TRUE    FALSE     TRUE     TRUE     TRUE
  libxml     fifo   cledit  IEEE754    bzip2     PCRE
    TRUE     TRUE     TRUE     TRUE     TRUE     TRUE

even though http/ftp is useless on this machine:

> nrow(CRAN.packages())

trying URL `http://cran.r-project.org/src/contrib/PACKAGES' Error in download.file(url = paste(contriburl, "PACKAGES", sep = "/"), :

        cannot open URL `http://cran.r-project.org/src/contrib/PACKAGES' In addition: Warning message:
unable to connect to 'cran.r-project.org' on port 80. Execution halted

I repeat -- I don't want to 'setenv http_proxy' and get it working -- I'd like to actually ensure just the opposite!

I am essentially just rewriting the 'check' suite so I can see what else is/isn't working but have this nagging suspicion I am going about it the hard way.

Thanks -- Tim

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