On Friday 09 July 2004 18:00, you wrote: > On Fri, Jul 09, 2004 at 03:09:23PM +0200, Grant Speelman wrote: > > On Thursday 08 July 2004 11:52, you wrote: > > > On Thu, Jul 08, 2004 at 12:33:18AM +0200, Grant Speelman wrote: > > > > I got the small problem, I would like to keep my ports > > > > collection update using cvsup but I don't have a direct > > > > connection to the internet. My Computer is on a network with > > > > my Fathers computer which is running windows xp. Lets say I > > > > have full access to my fathers computer as long I don't > > > > remove windows xp. What would I have to do to my fathers > > > > computer and my in order to keep my ports collections > > > > updated. > > > > > > > > I read the man pages something about cvsup using a socks > > > > proxy but where do I find this runsock(I look in the ports > > > > and try the 'which' command) and how do I use it. > > > > > > You can enable 'connection sharing' on your Father's XP box > > > which should permit your FreeBSD machine sufficient network > > > access to run cvsup(1). Connection Sharing simply makes the XP > > > machine into a NAT gateway for your home network, and enables a > > > DHCP+DNS service on the XP box, so that other home machines can > > > autoconfigure themselves against it. A FreeBSD machine should > > > be able to do that without too much trouble. > > > > Right I check up on this connection sharing on windows Xp but run > > into a small problem , the connection sharing will only work if > > you use windows xp's dailup to connect to your ISP but my father > > uses the dailup connection program the ISP offers(and I tried > > setting it up using the xp's dailer but with no success) , > > therefore there is no dailup in the network connections of xp, so > > I can't use the connection sharing of xp unless there is some > > other way to enable it. > > You'ld have to ask someone who knew about XP to get an answer to > that. > > > It is possible though for me to use a proxy , I use it for my > > basic connections like mail , www , etc. But how would I be able > > to get cvsup to work on a connection like this? > > Depends on the proxy. If it's an application specific proxy then > unfortunately you are out of luck. You would need a program that > ran under windows and that understood the cvsup protocol. I don't > believe that such a program exists. On the other hand, if you have > a much lower level of proxying -- down at the packet level -- all > you would need to do is forward packets destined for port 5999/tcp. > I say "proxy", but the piece of software that does that job is > usually described as doing "Network Address TRanslation" -- and the > standard way of doing that under Windows is with the Connection > Sharing setup, so dead end there as well. > > However, all is not lost. You can use CTM instead of cvsup -- see > the ctm(1) man page and the handbook section: > > > http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/ctm.html > > With CTM you get a series of 'deltas' sent to you via e-mail (which > you should have no trouble receiving) -- use the ctm(1) program to > apply them to your sources and it will keep everything up to date > for you. >
Thanks for the help , I give ctm a shot Grant _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"