On Sat, 6 Dec 2003 00:09:02 -0700 mike bueide <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> probably wrote:
> > When I install or upgrade a port, all attempts to an HTTP > URL fetch are timing out. Typically I'll just sudo > portupgrade a port I wish to install. > > I am behind a firewall that uses nat and stateful rules. > Ftp fetches work just fine. I just would like to speed If that's the only handicap, I'm very surprised to hear that FTP goes through and HTTP doesn't. Maybe your sysadmin disabled HTTP access:)? > things up a bit by either causing the HTTP attempts to time > out sooner or authorize them somehow. You mean you have a local proxy? Set HTTP_PROXY to its address then. If you want to change the timeout value, use -T with fetch. > -T seconds Set timeout value to seconds. Overrides the environment > variables FTP_TIMEOUT for FTP transfers or HTTP_TIMEOUT for > HTTP transfers if set. If you want to make the change permanent, put the appropriate FETCH_CMD in your /etc/make.conf (e.g FETCH_CMD=/usr/bin/fetch -T 5). > I have done digging via man fetch. It mentions some > environment variables that can be set: > > HTTP_AUTH (man 3 fetch) > HTTP_TIMEOUT (man 1 fetch) > > I don't understand what user-name / password combination for > HTTP_AUTH could be set to enable HTTP fetches. Is it the > same as the anonymous/email_address used when manually > logging into ftp sites as a guest? > > And, if I set these ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES, do I need them > set it in the root shell, or the user running sudo? > > Thanks to any who might respond. > > -- > Michael Bueide > mbueide (at) charter (dot) net . > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > -- DoubleF The older a man gets, the farther he had to walk to school as a boy.
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