The higher-ups at our institution (MD Anderson Cancer Center) have made the decision to disable Internet access on our computing cluster, and only allow incoming access to specific IP addresses.
In order to install Bioconductor packages, we need a list of stable IP addresses for Bioconductor that we can whitelist. However, the IP address for
bioconductor.org does not appear to be stable (currently
22.214.171.124, pointing to an Amazon server).
This question was asked before, but the provided answer is no longer applicable, as the recommended stable IP address is no longer hosting a Bioconductor mirror (
126.96.36.199; Fred Hutch).
I suppose one solution is to whitelist all of AWS's IP ranges... but this might not be acceptable to the higher-ups.
Does anyone have other solutions to this firewall problem?
As Martin indicates below,
master.bioconductor.org has a stable IP of
188.8.131.52 and is serving packages.
options(BioC_mirror="184.108.40.206"); biocLite("DNAcopy") will work once
220.127.116.11 is whitelisted on our network.
Will it be acceptable to Bioconductor for us to bypass load balancing and use
18.104.22.168 as the sole IP address for downloading packages on our Internet-disabled computing cluster?