[R] Using gutenbergr with a firewall

Patrick Connolly p_connolly at slingshot.co.nz
Thu Feb 15 09:40:16 CET 2018

My question was to ascertain whether anyone had a similar problem with
their firewall before I make a request to the controllers of our
firewall.  With any luck, I might get information that will be useful
in ascertaining where the bottle-neck is.

So far, nobody has indicated that they can use gutenberg_download if
they're behind a firewall, which might indicate that it is not
possible to do, whatever the firewall settings are.  If that's the
case, I may as well not bother trying to get our firewall warrior to
work out what can be changed and still achieve what is considered

Anyone succeed?

On Tue, 13-Feb-2018 at 11:25PM -0800, Jeff Newmiller wrote:

|> Saying "a firewall" is like saying "a weapon". Some firewalls are
|> much more strict than others, and yours may be different than any
|> someone here might have encountered. You might also be having
|> trouble with anti virus software.  --

|> Sent from my phone. Please excuse my brevity.
|> On February 13, 2018 10:55:40 PM PST, Patrick Connolly <p_connolly at slingshot.co.nz> wrote:
|> >I can use the gutenberg_download() function in the gutenbergr package
|> >on a computer that doeson't use a firewall, but on an almost identical
|> >installation that is behind a firewall, nothing happens, not even a
|> >time-out.
|> >
|> >Has anyone succeeded in using gutenberg_download() successfully with a
|> >firewall?  I tried raising an issue at
|> >https://github.com/ropenscilabs/gutenbergr/issues/17 with no usable
|> >response.  I also tried contacting the maintainer but got no response.
|> >
|> >The firewall might be a red-herring, but I thought it worthwhile
|> >eliminating it as a factor.
|> >
|> >I would welcome any information on anyone else's experience.
|> >
|> >Thank you.

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