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Re: more net install


Could you please try to keep your lines less than 76 characters long? More
than that and it causes annoyances with the MUAs some of us use.

On Wed, 1 Sep 1999, tf wrote:

> I'll try to be a bit more specific.  I'm attempting to get a full
> system going from the base slink.  I just got a modem the other day
> and got it to ping my isp, but running apt-get update produces
> (somthing close to) the following results:
> get http://http.us.debian.org stable/contrib Packages
> 0% [connecting to http.us.debian.org]
> error http://http.us.debian.org stable/contrib Packages
> could not open...

Is this the entire error? If not, quote some more ;) ...

Also, it could help if you send us your /etc/apt/sources.list file, to
make sure there's no typos there.

> so I'm connected, but apt can't get (no pun intended!) to the urls
> listed in the sources list.  tried putting debian in /etc/hosts.allow,
> but that didn't do it.

Can you connect to them with lynx, or even telnet to port 80?

These two commands will let you test.
  lynx http://www.debian.org/debian/dists/stable/contrib/
  telnet http.us.debian.org 80

You shouldn't need to edit hosts.allow or hosts.deny to connect to other
computers, those files control who can connect to yours.

> any ideas? Given access to my computer, most of you guys could fix
> this in about 15 seconds.

If you get that desperate, there's ways to do that... I wouldn't recommend
it except as a last resort though.

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