[CentOS] proxying rsync through http

Tony Molloy tony.molloy at ul.ie
Tue Nov 1 12:38:21 UTC 2005


Hi All,

I'm trying to get rsync to proxy through an apache httpd server to an 
rsync server.

On the proxy, which has a direct connection to the internet, I've stopped 
the firewall and unset HTTP_PROXY and RSYNC_PROXY.  I've configured the 
httpd to allow proxy requests as follows:

<IfModule mod_proxy.c>#
ProxyRequests On

<Proxy *>
    Order deny,allow
    Deny from all
    Allow from .mydomain.ie
</Proxy>

#
# Enable/disable the handling of HTTP/1.1 "Via:" headers.
# ("Full" adds the server version; "Block" removes all outgoing Via: 
headers)
# Set to one of: Off | On | Full | Block
#
ProxyVia On

AllowCONNECT  443 563 873

i've tested rsync going direct to the rsync server and it works.


On the client, which is on a private network, I've stopped the firewall 
and I've set 

RSYNC_PROXY=http://my-proxy-server.ie:80
HTTP_PROXY=http://my-proxy-server.ie:80

When I try to rsync to the external rsync server I get the following 
error.

    rsync: getaddrinfo: http //oldtraf: Servname not supported
              for ai_socktype
    rsync error: error in socket IO (code 10) at clientserver.c(94)

Any ideas what I'm missing

Tony
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Tony Molloy.

Dept. of Comp. Sci.
University of Limerick



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