Viswas Nair <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > I am trying to setup a FBSD 6.1 machine at work. I have an IP addressed by a > DHCP server. However, to connect to the internet I need to use a proxy. How > do I configure the system to connect via the proxy? > > I cannot use a browser in to do the same because I am presently trying to > install the window manager and other applications via ports.
The ports collection uses the fetch(1) tool for retrieving distfiles (i.e. source code) from the internet via HTTP or FTP protocols. If you need to use a proxy, add a line like this to your file /etc/make.conf (create it if it doesn't exist yet): FETCH_ENV= HTTP_PROXY=http://your.proxy.name:port/ You have to use the right hostname and port number of the proxy, of course, for example: FETCH_ENV= HTTP_PROXY=http://proxy.internal.net:3128/ You must use URL syntax for the proxy. 3128 is the default port if omitted. The HTTP_PROXY will also be used for FTP, unless FTP_PROXY is also set. So, if you need different proxies (or different ports) for FTP and HTTP, you need two lines, for example: FETCH_ENV= HTTP_PROXY=http://http-proxy.internal.net:3128/ FETCH_ENV+= FTP_PROXY=http://ftp-proxy.internal.net:3129/ (Note the "+=" on the second line.) Best regards Oliver -- Oliver Fromme, secnetix GmbH & Co. KG, Marktplatz 29, 85567 Grafing Dienstleistungen mit Schwerpunkt FreeBSD: http://www.secnetix.de/bsd Any opinions expressed in this message may be personal to the author and may not necessarily reflect the opinions of secnetix in any way. "And believe me, as a C++ programmer, I don't hesitate to question the decisions of language designers. After a decent amount of C++ exposure, Python's flaws seem ridiculously small." -- Ville Vainio _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"