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Re: Help with apt-get through a proxy

> "Colquhoun, Ian:" wrote:
> > 
> > First let me apologize for the seemingly basic question but I have exhausted
> > all the documentation on apt and I don't know where else to turn.
> > 
> > What I'm trying to do is to get apt-get to work through a SOCKS firewall.
> > Now, I basically know nothing about SOCKS but I have the IP address and port
> > from the network guys. I've tried various settings of the http_proxy
> > environment variable but I just can't seem to get it to work. If someone
> > could help me along it would be greatly appreciated!
> > 
> > Please CC: me directly on your response as I'm not actually subscribed to
> > the list.
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > Ian.
> I guess you're gonna have to figure out a way to get a package called
> socks4-clients through your firewall first :). This package puts
> clients' requests through the proxy like so:
> apt-get lynx www.linux.com.

Another option to handle the socks server is dante-clients.
With it you probably 
	socksify apt-get ...
but I am not sure.

> chris
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