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Re: CVS through a proxy
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: Shun-ichi GOTO <gotoh at taiyo dot co dot jp>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 22 May 2003 10:37:49 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: CVS through a proxy
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Thu, 22 May 2003, Shun-ichi GOTO wrote:
> Hi, I'm author of 'connect' proxy command.
> >>>>> at Wed, 21 May 2003 23:10:24 -0400 (EDT),
> >>>>> Igor Pechtchanski <firstname.lastname@example.org> said,
> > I'm reasonably sure CVS itself doesn't understand proxies. However, you
> > can use CVS with ssh, and there are numerous options for making ssh work
> > through SOCKS proxies and such. Just search Google for "ssh proxy" -- the
> > first match is <http://www.imasy.or.jp/~gotoh/ssh/connect.html>, which
> > looks relevant, and there may be others.
> If you want to use ssh beyond the firewall, 'connect' is good for you.
> It use SOCKS4/5 or https CONNECT method on both UNIX or Windows
> platform. It is also good for CVS :ext: method, of course. But
> 'connect' program doesn't effects for CVS :pserver: method.
> There's many patches for HTTP proxy (using HTTPS CONNECT method). And I
> also have one easy patch which adds SOCKS4/5 support for :pserver:
> method. If you want to use SOCKS from Windows, try this.
> And see this page to know how to use
> To use it, you must apply it to original cvs-1.11.5, then configure and
> compile it. Or try binary I compiled.
> ## Note that it is for bare cvs-1.11.5. So it is not well considered
> ## around cygwin. (ex. binary/text mount, etc.)
> ## I'm using this patch since two years ago.
> ## I can't live without this (and 'connect').
> --- Regards,
> Shun-ichi Goto <email@example.com>
Wow, I didn't know you read this list. Cool!
I saw on your site that 'connect' compiles on Cygwin. Did you consider
offering it as a Cygwin package, so that people can install it from the
Also FYI, Cygwin's CVS is still on 1.11.0 (1.11.5 has just been announced
as a test release). Chuck (the CVS maintainer) might consider patching
CVS to have proxy functionality, so maybe you could coordinate. Chuck?
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