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

William Warren hescominsoon at emmanuelcomputerconsulting.com
Tue Nov 29 17:08:58 UTC 2005

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?

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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