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Re: security updates using ftp

On Tue, 2011-08-30 at 13:56 -0500, Nelson Last wrote:
> I have a system that does not have http access, due to firewall
> restrictions. I do, however, have ftp access. I apparently am able to
> update aptitude with no problem, but I can never get security updates.
> I always get an error about not being able to open the file:
> Err ftp://security.debian.org squeeze/updates/main i386 Packages
> Unable to fetch file, server said 'Failed to open file.  ' [IP:
> 21]
> And I have a proxy defined for anonymous access
> (/etc/apt/apt.conf.d/proxy):
> Acquire::ftp
> {
>    Proxy "ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian:21";;

One question - why? :-)  I'm not entirely surprised that ftp.d.o isn't
willing to act as a proxy for random external users, even for requests
for local content.

If you drop the forced proxy configuration, what happens?



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