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Re: How can I use ftp to access distribution through a firewall?

On Tue, Aug 14, 2001 at 07:40:59AM -0400, Jim Lynch wrote:
> I'd like to upgrade using the ftp access method of dpkg/apt, etc.  I am
> on the other side of a firewall but there is a socks proxy to get
> through it.

'man apt.conf' and search for 'ftp'. There are various references there
to proxies, passive mode, and so on.

> On other systems on this side of the firewall, I can use the r
> commands, rcp, rftp, rsh etc. but I haven't seen them for Linux. 

They're in the rsh-client package, although ssh is preferred.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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