[CentOS-devel] Using https repository through proxy

Wed May 25 18:33:46 UTC 2011
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On 5/25/2011 1:05 PM, Ljubomir Ljubojevic wrote:
>> In a local setup you might be able to manage with ssh port-forwarding
>> over ssh to a squid running on the server holding your repo.  That way
>> you can 'export http_proxy=http://localhost:local_port' and establish
>> the ssh connection before running yum and the network traffic to the
>> repository will be encrypted and only need port 22 open.
> Vary nice solution Les.

I use it regularly myself without a local repo for machines that 
(intentionally) don't have direct access to the internet or our caching 
proxies where I point yum anytime there are enough machines to overcome 
its tendency to pull a copy from every mirror. You also need to 'export 
ftp_proxy=http://...' for the generic case where the mirrors will 
include ftp urls (squid handles them equally well).

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com