On 11/02/2013 07:28 AM, Matthew Seaman wrote:
On 02/11/2013 11:37, Kurt Jaeger wrote:

On 02/11/2013 10:15, Matthias Andree wrote:
I understand from Eric's pist that the issue is that through his
limiting proxies, the SRV are not available at all so he does not even
get to the point where he could get the pkgN.nyi.freebsd.org
<http://pkgN.nyi.freebsd.org> name back.

That doesn't make sense.  All the DNS SRV lookups on pkg.freebsd.org are
done internally to pkg(8),

... which only works, if the DNS server queried answers SRV queries
with SRV values.

Which is not always true, especially in heavily firewalled environments.

I feel no obligation to do anything to encourage people that
deliberately break the DNS.  They've made their bed, and now they have
to lie in it.

Eric Camachat didn't break the DNS: his network administrator did. Matthew, you're right: that doesn't make sense. But people do it, often for security, either real or perceived. In this kind of environment, many other things are typically equally broken. I imagine Eric needs all the encouragement he can get.

Yes, he can reconfigure pkg to use a specific mirror. I only suggest that it could be made to work without that manual step (and the research necessary to determine that step).

Lest anyone think I'm complaining: I am very impressed with pkg, and I appreciate all the technical and non-technical effort that Bryan, Baptiste, and many others spent on making it real. Instead of a complaint, consider this a feature request. That is, after all, the expected response to a feature announcement. :)

Eric (van Gyzen)
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