Re: apt-get and SOCKS
* Vincent Danjean [Mon, Mar 17 2008, 12:22:11PM]:
> Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> > [Patrick Matthäi]
> >> is there any reason to encrypt your traffic on downloading packages?
> >> I think this will only cause more traffic and cpu overhead on the
> >> mirrors instead of help anything.
> > I took is request to ask for SOCKS support, not encrypted connections.
> > I know that I've used the SOCKS feature of OpenSSH some times to get
> > out of a network with limited accessibility, and being able to use
> > apt-get (or aptitude) with such network tunnel would be useful in such
> > setting.
> I also setup tunnel (ssh -L ... + wwwoffle on the other end + http_proxy)
> for apt. The goal is not to encrypt the flow but to jump thru restricted
> firewalls (only outgoing ssh connection and even not everywhere).
> Adding support for SOCKS would avoid the need of wwwoffle in these cases.
apt-cache show tsocks
You configure ssh to do "dynamic port forwarding" and point tsocks to
localhost at the defined socks port, then run apt-get through tsocks.