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Re: How to apt-get over ssh tunnel through a firewall?

On Fri, 3 Oct 2008 12:02:22 -0400
Mitchell Laks <mlaks@post.harvard.edu> wrote:

> Hi,
> 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.

> thanks,
> mitchell

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