[Context] ConTeXt minimals behind (rsync) firewall

Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com
Thu Jul 23 21:40:54 CEST 2009

On Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 23:03, Alan BRASLAU wrote:
>>> I am currently behind a firewall that does not allow rsync://
>>> connections, so ./first-setup.sh fails.
>>> However, ssh connections are allowed.
>>> I do not (currently) know enough about rsync
>>> (and the conTeXt scripts) to see how to get around this.
> I re-read the rsync documentation and found a solution:
> export RSYNC_CONNECT_PROG='ssh proxyhost nc %H 873'
> ./first-setup.sh
> where proxyhost is replaced by the name of my laboratory gateway machine that
> is configured to allow rsync (port 873) connections.
> The other solutions (-e ssh) require having a login on contextgarden.net.
> So, now I can rsync with the minimals on the garden.


thanks a lot for figuring that out. This should be documented on Wiki
or in first-setup.sh.

Just a question: what kind of server exactly does that "proxyhost" need to be?


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