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

Johnny Hughes mailing-lists at hughesjr.com
Tue Nov 29 17:48:11 UTC 2005


On Tue, 2005-11-29 at 12:08 -0500, William Warren wrote:
> interesting.  I like my transparent proxies..:)  Your post seems to 
> indicate there is a yum configuration that can fix this issue without 
> having to use ft and without having to reveal the proxy.  Am i correct?

Yes, you can use the proxy settings in /etc/yum.conf to tell it to use
the proxy ... this should minimize any issues.

man yum.conf

should give you good instructions for proxy setup of yum

basically, just this should work for a transparent proxy:

proxy=http://whatever.is.name:port/

> 
> 
> Johnny Hughes wrote:
> > 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 :)
> > 
> 
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