Re: FTP through Firewall
On Mon, 19 Jan 1998, Cox wrote:
> I have debian running on an old computer.
> It has no CD.
> It is on a LAN
> I can manually ftp to debian through my firewall if I use email@example.com
> but I can not dselect. When I try it does not get to the ftp server.
How do you ftp through the firewall?
If it works like the one that I have to use at work, then it goes like
$ ftp ftp-proxy
[welcome banner from ftp-proxyserver]
[welcome banner from ftp.debian.org]
password: <my email address>
ftp> cd debian
Then you can instruct dselect to use the ftp-proxyserver like this:
ftp site: <your proxyserver>
distributions: stable contrib non-free
This works fine for me.
- you must probably tell dselect to not use passive ftp, because that is
the way most ftp-proxyservers work.
- if you are trying to get packages from unstable, then you can enter
dists/unstable/main dists/unstable/contrib dists/unstable/non-free as
distributions, but you need dpkg from unstable before this will work
(the stable dselect won't dig the slashes.)
- don't be surprised when dselect wants to download 60 megabytes of .debs.
You can choose to select packages that you want to download before
dselect actually tries thyam all.
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