[R] Question about --internet2 on Windows

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Sep 26 16:07:39 CEST 2008

On Fri, 26 Sep 2008, Erich Neuwirth wrote:

> Is there a way tell R that it should use --internet2 from within
> a running R process?

Not without changing the source code.  If you read the sources, you will 
see that you need to set the C variable UseInternet2 *before* the ftp/http 
functions are called, and that variable is not exported from R.dll.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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