MacPorts relies on rsync to do its job, and I rely on a SOCKS5 proxy to get full access to internet. How do I make rsync run all its queries through my proxy?
Alternatively to Sirex' answer, you can use
nc(1) (netcat) to use the proxy.
Again, modify your
Host server-prox Hostname www.server.com ProxyCommand /usr/bin/nc -x localhost:8080 %h %p
rsync -e ssh server-prox:path/to/files
and rsync (or rather ssh) will automatically use the proxy command.
This assumes there is a SOCKS proxy running on
localhost port 8080, which you can get with
ssh -D 8080 proxyserver.com
Personally I use
ssh -qfxND 8080 proxyserver.com
to set up a proxy tunnel, where
-qfxN make the command run quietly in the background, see
Sorry to just paste a url, but its explained here. Essentially you install the connect utility, add something like this to
Host stokebloke.com ProxyCommand connect -S user@socks-server:1080 %h %p
rsync --progress -avrz -e ssh src_dir/ firstname.lastname@example.org:~/dest_dir/