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Re: [SLE] Updating using YOU - problems (Also wget problems)
  • From: Jerry Feldman <gaf@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 8 May 2004 16:57:47 -0400
  • Message-id: <20040508165747.2ae60f4c@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wed, 05 May 2004 07:46:06 +0200
"Marius Roets" <Marius.Roets@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi Everybody,
> I am having trouble updating SLES 8 through YOU. My company has a
> firewall that blocks, well everything. There is a proxy server that is
> allowed internet access, which is running Novell BorderManager. The
> problem is that I have not yet figured out how to connect to the
> internet by using this proxy through Linux. Through windows there is
> no problem. On windows, when you log into the Novell network, it
> starts a little app called Novell Client Trust. When you now access
> the proxy, you are automatically authenticated. No password needed.
> Because this doesn't exist on Linux, access to the proxy fails,
> because the authentication criteria (what ever that is) is not met.
> At the end of the message there is an example using wget. Using the
> same .wgetrc under windows works fine, but under Linux it fails (see
> wget output at the end of the message)
>
> The "moved temporarily" occurs because Novell BorderManager could not
> automatically authenticate the user. Now it redirects the user to page
> to enter authentication information (user name and password). Putting
> this user name and password in .wgetrc using proxy_user and
> proxy_passwd does not help.
>
> Maybe someone knows some way to solve this issue. If not, what are my
> alternatives for updating the system. I have counted over 200 patches
> for SLES8, and I don't feel like downloading them one by one, and
> installing each.
You may want to use http rather than ftp. There are a few http servers.
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Jerry Feldman <gaf@xxxxxxx>
Boston Linux and Unix user group
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