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

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Tue Nov 29 18:08:06 UTC 2005

On Tue, 2005-11-29 at 10:14, Johnny Hughes wrote:

> 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.

Squid is frequently used as a transparent proxy by adding an iptables
rule on the machine acting as the default gateway to redirect all
outbound port 80 packets to port 3128 on the squid host - or localhost
if squid runs on the same box.  I don't have one set up now to see if
there is a problem with squid in that configuration.  If you know the
proxy address/port, you can work around easily with the shell's
command line export of variables to a program.
http_proxy=proxy.domain:port ftp_proxy=proxy.domain:port yum update

  Les Mikesell
   lesmikesell at gmail.com

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