Re: How to apt-get over ssh tunnel through a firewall?
On Fri, 3 Oct 2008 12:02:22 -0400
Mitchell Laks <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I have a number of debian machines that live behind a firewall.
> Debian Machine A is granted internet access and can browse
> the internet. However machines B-D were not granted internet access and live on the general internal network,
> and were originally installed with Debian by utilizing a private network with machine A
> 192.168.4.x, and getting internet access via NAT through A.
> Now machines B-D no longer live on the private network but can ssh into machine A.
> Now I know how to browse the internet on B-D
> by creating a ssh tunnel to A and utilizing the Iceweasel Browser settings to use a
> local Socks proxy.
> Can I do something similar with apt-get so that I can apt-get update and apt-get upgrade
> over ssh without
> physically moving the machines B-D to the private network 192.168.4.x with machine A?
There are several apt proxies available:
[I use approx; various readers of this list have their own preferences.]
Set up one of them on A, configure B-D's sources file appropriately,
and your ssh procedure should work.
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