Re: How to apt-get over ssh tunnel through a firewall?
On Fri, 3 Oct 2008 18:01:55 -0400
Mitchell Laks <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 14:38 Fri 03 Oct , Celejar wrote:
> > On Fri, 3 Oct 2008 12:02:22 -0400
> > There are several apt proxies available:
> > apt-cacher
> > apt-cacher-ng
> > apt-proxy
> > approx
> > [I use approx; various readers of this list have their own preferences.]
> > Set up one of them on A, configure B-D's sources file appropriately,
> > and your ssh procedure should work.
> thank you. I am familiar with apt-cacher, but not with approx which I can
> However, I think that does not solve my problem. For instance
> what if the A computer is running etch and B-D are running sid?
> How can I get B-D to get software that has not been installed on A?
I'm pretty sure that it makes no difference what flavor A is running -
I assume that A need not even run Debian! The apt sources lists of B-D
will contain (with approx - I assume you can do similarly with the
others) references to the flavor desired, and A will fetch any packages
that are needed. My sources contain (on the machine that runs approx):
deb http://localhost:9999/debian/ sid main non-free contrib
deb http://localhost:9999/debian-multimedia sid main
> Is there some smart way to set up a direct tunnel through A
> and tell apt-get to go through the tunnel itself, instead of using
> these caching methods which better serve other purposes.
> (For instance since B-D run sid, I can cache on one of them for the others.
> what software-backbone/port is apt-get using to get the software?
apt can use an http proxy; see 'man apt.conf' for details. So you
could set up one on A and configure B-D to tunnel in to it over ssh,
but I think that you are misunderestimating the flexibility of the
dedicated apt caching programs, as above.
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