Problems fetching

drob at drob at
Mon Dec 11 17:44:34 PST 2006

Hi all,

I have been trying to get MacPorts to work within the network I help support. It is a fairly secure network, stringent firewalls and proxies, internal IP's NATted to external IP's, ftp traffic is passed through fine however.

I have been able to get the selfupdate feature working by opening port 873 to and this function works fine now.

My problem is that when I try to install an application all connections are unsuccessful. It will attempt to fetch from the correct site but the connection cannot be established, and hence no downloading occurs.

I have tested the machine on a "vanilla" isp connection and MacPorts works fine. 
Is anyone able to tell me whether the connections made during the fetch command are on any particular port?
Once I have completed my research I would be more than willing to write a FAQ pertaining to setting up MacPorts within a secure network.



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