[CentOS] Yum / Up2date issues and mirror.centos.org

Johnny Hughes mailing-lists at hughesjr.com
Tue Nov 29 17:04:49 UTC 2005


On Tue, 2005-11-29 at 11:46 -0500, William Warren wrote:
> so my question is..why can't yum deal with a squid proxy running in 
> transparent mode?..<G>
Because a transparent proxy is cheating ... yum has no idea that you are
using a proxy.  Transparent proxies are not the way proxy servers should
be done.

If you know the IP address and port of your transparent proxy ... and
you setup yum to use it properly, it will be no problem.

If yum is not configured to use a proxy, it assumes that it is making a
direct connection.  This is not an unreasonable assumption, and it is
quite logical.

Transparent proxies should be against the freaking law :)
> 
> Johnny Hughes wrote:
> > On Tue, 2005-11-29 at 10:47 -0500, William Warren wrote:
> > 
> >>i would rather not simply circumvent this isue...i would rather it be 
> >>fixed.  Like i psoted to naother person..squid is a great proxy..that is 
> >>unless it is one that now sucks.
> >>
> > 
> > Yum is not maintained by CentOS ... it is something that we use from
> > somewhere else.  We use what they produce, so there is no timetable.
> > 
> > It isn't proxy servers in general, just some implementations that don't
> > work well.
> > 
> > I am using squid on my network and I get updates through it for 10
> > machines with no problems.
> > 
> > A transparent proxy is one where ports are routed behind the scenes and
> > there is no setup file.
> > 
> > Using an FTP server is best in these situations.
> > 
> > 
> >>Karanbir Singh wrote:
> >>
> >>>William Warren wrote:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>>Is there a timetable to fix the yum/http proxy incompatibility?  i 
> >>>>find it interesting this has not been addressed yet.
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>>3.  Another common problem is transparent proxy servers and yum.  HTTP
> >>>>>mirrors and yum don't work really well via transparent proxy servers, so
> >>>>>if you are using one, your best bet is to pick an FTP mirror from our
> >>>>>public external server list (see mirror link above) instead of
> >>>>>mirror.centos.org.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>why not ask the guys who built the proxy, thats where the breakage is 
> >>>mostly.
> >>>
> >>>Also, you have the option of going to a ftp mirror, and circumvent this 
> >>>issue.
> >>>
> >>
> >>
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