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From: Rene Rivera (grafik.list_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-03-09 14:46:47

Caleb Epstein wrote:
> On Wed, 09 Mar 2005 10:22:02 -0600, Rene Rivera
> <grafik.list_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> From the SF docs...
>> How can I access CVS services from behind a firewall? | doc
>>feedback | support
>> Access to the project CVS servers is provided via SSH (for
>>developers) and the CVS pserver protocols (for non-developers). SSH uses
>>TCP port 22; CVS pserver uses TCP port 2401. Many firewalls block
>>outbound traffic on these ports, thus preventing
>>developers and users from accessing the project CVS servers. To work
>>around this limitation, we now offer the ability to connect to the
>>project CVS servers using alternate ports (using different hostnames).
> Thanks for the pointer. Thats kinda neat, but I don't have a
> transparent proxy here, only an HTTP and FTP proxy server.
> Applications need to know to connect first to this proxy server in
> order to get outside the firewall. Web browsers come with this
> support built-in, as do a couple of terminal apps like PuTTY, but this
> is not built into the normal CVS or SSH command line apps.
> It looks like I can do what I want by combining PuTTY and CVS or TortoiseCVS:
> I'll try this out when I get some time.

Yep, just looked at PuTTY and indeed it has built in proxy support..
never noticed before :-)

But it is possible to do it with the regular SSH. It just takes a bit
more manual labor. This article explains one possible way to do it..
BigAdmin - Submitted Tech Tip: SSH Port Forwarding Through a Proxy Server

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