[CentOS] Yum / Up2date issues and mirror.centos.org
hescominsoon at emmanuelcomputerconsulting.com
Tue Nov 29 18:02:45 UTC 2005
agreed. I was unable to figure out how to state it clearly..:)
Les Mikesell wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-11-29 at 11:04, Johnny Hughes wrote:
>>>so my question is..why can't yum deal with a squid proxy running in
>>Because a transparent proxy is cheating ... yum has no idea that you are
>>using a proxy.
> That's the point. You don't need to configure every client. Why would
> anyone want to?
>>Transparent proxies are not the way proxy servers should
> And the more correct alternative that allows yum to work without
> configuration would be???
>>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.
> It is no problem for browsers either way. What does yum need that
> browsers don't?
>>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
>>Transparent proxies should be against the freaking law :)
> Yes, right *after* there is universal agreement on how to auto-configure
> everything that uses http and ftp to use a non-transparent proxy - and
> the matching code gets added everywhere. Meanwhile things that claim
> to use http should work the same way as browsers.
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