[Rd] Running ./tools/rsync-recommended through a proxy

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Jun 29 09:23:26 CEST 2005

Googling for 'squid rsync' suggests that squid has to be explicitly
configured to allow rsync, e.g.


Why not ask the proxy administrators if they have rsync configured?

On Tue, 28 Jun 2005, Douglas Bates wrote:

> My computers at my office will no longer be able to connect directly
> to web sites etc.  I will be going through a proxy server.  The
> particular server is running squid on port 3128.
> I have managed to configure web browsers, ssh, apt, svn and a whole
> lot of other tools to use the proxy server but I haven't been able to
> configure rsync.  My usual method of updating my copy of the R-devel
> sources is via
> cd my_R_devel_sources
> svn up
> ./tools/rsync-recommended
> cd my_R_build_directory
> ...
> Can anyone offer suggestions on how to get rsync-recommended to work
> through a proxy?  I have set
> export RSYNC_PROXY="machine.name:3128"
> which I understand from the documentation is the magic environment
> variable (I don't give the name of the server explicitly because it is
> an open proxy).  However, I still get
> bates at bates4:/usr/src/r-devel$ ./tools/rsync-recommended
> bad response from proxy - HTTP/1.0 403 Forbidden
> rsync: failed to connect to machine.name: Success (0)
> rsync error: error in socket IO (code 10) at clientserver.c(94)
> *** rsync failed to update Recommended files ***
> Creating links
> Is it likely that the proxy server is not passing connections to port 873?
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Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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