Phantomjs-prebuilt package is sometimes referenced as part of post-install script that Artifactory's npm external dependency rewrite function cannot catch.
When your npm client does not have access to github.com, then your installation (with debug --dd) may fail with the following logs:
> firstname.lastname@example.org install X:node_modulesphantomjs-prebuilt
> node install.js
PhantomJS not found on PATH
Saving to C:Usersc38632AppDataLocalTempphantomjsphantomjs-2.1.1-windows.z
Error making request.
Error: connect ETIMEDOUT 22.214.171.124:443
at Object.exports._errnoException (util.js:860:11)
at exports._exceptionWithHostPort (util.js:883:20)
at TCPConnectWrap.afterConnect [as oncomplete] (net.js:1063:14)
If you would like to block your client machine from directly accessing github to download the file, then you may use following steps:
1. Manually download files from https://bitbucket.org/ariya/phantomjs/downloads to a local disk
2. Create a new GENERIC repository in Artifactory and upload the files downloaded above. (You will not be able to make the URL above as a remote repository, because the remote URL is blocking HEAD request. See https://www.jfrog.com/jira/browse/RTFACT-11923 for more details about this limitation)
3. Add property into your .npmrc file (https://www.npmjs.org/doc/files/npmrc.html)
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