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From Alex Blewitt <>
Subject Re: DownloadTest Failure when working offline/ behind firewall
Date Fri, 29 Aug 2003 07:26:22 GMT
On Thursday, Aug 28, 2003, at 18:52 Europe/London, James Strachan wrote:

> Also you can use Maven behind firewalls by setting the HTTP proxy 
> settings (again in your file). All this is documented 
> on the maven site...

Note that in Maven terms, 'proxy' means 'http proxy'. It doesn't work 
if you are behind a (say) SOCKS firewall. It's not explicitly covered 
in the Maven documentation, so it may be worth putting in as a 'gotcha' 
in the FAQ. Thus, running tests behind a SOCKS firewall will always 
fail, since the test client checks the existence of a remote website to 
which it may have no access.

I really think having a test which depends on you being online in order 
to pass is a no-no -- there's no reason why we couldn't set up a simple 
ServerSocket on a random port and the test ran against that.


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