Tuesday Jun 26, 2007

Firewalls and Accessing Source Repositories

This article applies to companies that have firewall configurations that are similar to Sun's. Many companies such as the one I work for (Sun) have a firewall which presents problems with accessing source code repositories on the Internet. This documents the approach I use.

To elaborate further, it works because we have Direct Internet Access (DIA) now. What I do is use the public repository hostname in my trees, like: CVSROOT=:pserver:USER@cvs.netbeans.org:/cvs. I handle the three separate cases this way:

  1. In the office on SWAN, it works because of DIA
  2. Off SWAN, it works because it's the real hostname
  3. VPN on SWAN, I change the /etc/hosts file so that it points to the internal proxy.
See this link for more information.

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