Network guru help sought please

Mikkel L. Ellertson mikkel at
Mon Jul 6 18:48:00 UTC 2009

Rick Stevens wrote:
> Try removing the 's' from "https://".  The mirror list isn't on a secure
> server, just a regular old connection.  Your firewall may also be
> blocking port 443 (https).
It would be unusual for the firewall to be blocking outgoing
connections to port 443 on the remote machine. The outgoing port on
his machine would be up in the unprivileged range. Think of how much
trouble you would have browsing the web if you could not connect to
secure servers!

No boom today... boom tomorrow.
There's always a boom tomorrow.
- Susan Ivanova B5

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