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From Brent Atkinson <>
Subject Re: Archiva for mirroring repos outside of the firewall
Date Sat, 24 Sep 2011 00:39:41 GMT
Yes, I think you have the idea.

In your scenario, unless Archiva can sit in front of the corporate firewall,
you will have to configure it to use network proxy settings to access the
remote repositories if your firewall blocks outgoing HTTP traffic. The
settings may be the same ones you use in your web browser, but you might
want to run it by your security people first. Once configured, your maven
builds can use Archiva directly using an internal IP address and Archiva
will fetch artifacts through the corporate network proxy.


On Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 10:35 PM, Al Rathon <> wrote:

> Thanks Brent for the detailed answer and the link on the topic of network
> proxies.
> Based on what you are saying, workflow would be something as follows:
> 1. developer requests dependancy from the Archiva proxy
> 2. If, dependency is not in the (archiva) repo, Archiva will retrieve the
> dependancy from the repositories configured on the internet
> 3. developer retrieves the dependency from the archiva repository
> I will try this out and update.
> -Al
> --- On Fri, 9/23/11, Brent Atkinson <> wrote:
> From: Brent Atkinson <>
> Subject: Re: Archiva for mirroring repos outside of the firewall
> To:
> Date: Friday, September 23, 2011, 9:47 AM
> Hi,
> Archiva is an artifact management tool, also referred to as a repository
> manager. It proxies for remote repositories and is configurable so that you
> can host all of your required artifacts locally once you build using
> archiva
> as your repository (which is important for guaranteeing repeatable builds -
> when someone else's repo is taken down you still can resolve your
> dependencies). Since you are behind a corporate firewall, you likely
> already
> connect with a web browser through a web proxy like squid, or something
> similar.
> Maven, and Archiva also have the ability to do this. It gets a little
> confusing because the term "proxy" accurately describes functions of
> Archiva
> both at the repository level and at the network level (the one you want).
> See
> Brent
> On Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 4:38 PM, Al Rathon <> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Connecting to maven
> >  repos on the internet is not allowed inside our corporate firewall. We
> > want to mirror the  internet repositories within the corporate firewall
> > so developers can use them.
> > Do we need to use maven to somehow retrieve packages of internet
> > and host it internally. Is Archiva a gui front end to a maven repo or
> > does it also have the ability to mirror internet repos?
> >
> >  I am a newbie to maven and archiva and am quite confused. Any
> > clarification will be greatly appreciated.
> >
> >
> >
> >  Thanks in advance.
> >

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