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Re: Bug#914276: monkeysign tries to access an external key server during the tests

On Wed, 21 Nov 2018 at 20:00:08 +0100, Matthias Klose wrote:
> but honestly, why is this allowed at all? this seems to be a technical reason
> reading that referenced email.

What is "this"? Do you mean "why are autopkgtests allowed to access the
Internet", or conversely "why doesn't Ubuntu's autopkgtest instance have
"normal" Internet access through NAT or a transparent proxy"?

The current situation is that the "API" of autopkgtest is that tests are
entitled to assume that they can access the Internet, either directly
or via a proxy, but it is implementation-dependent whether they have to
use a proxy (configured in the environment) to do so.

In this case configuring dirmngr with --honor-http-proxy would probably
work? (I'm not sure why that isn't the default.)

Further reading:

originally "please add Restrictions for network access, or Features for
lack of network access"
which was later retitled to
"document how much network access is guaranteed/allowed"


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