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Re: Network guru please help: baffled by missing file

Didar Hossain wrote:

>> When I look at the http traffic on my server with wireshark
>> the file-request seems to be properly sent,
>> but the file is not found.
>> The symptoms seem to me (no http expert) to suggest
>> that there is some condition for seeing this file
>> that my system is not fulfilling.
>> Any and all suggestions gratefully received.

> It seems the specific server ( is missing the file.
> You could try replacing
> mirrorlist=https://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/metalink?repo=updates-
> ... with ...
> mirrorlist=

Thanks for the suggestion, but I'm afraid I get the same response
with this IP address, eg
[tim elizabeth ~]$ wget --no-check-certificate
--2009-07-17 15:14:19--
Connecting to connected.
WARNING: certificate common name `*.fedoraproject.org' doesn't match 
requested host name `'.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
2009-07-17 15:14:20 ERROR 404: Not Found.

I'm pretty sure it is a problem on my system,
but I can't work out what it can be.
As I said, it is as though the fedoraproject site
runs some test to see if the files metalink or mirrorlist
should be seen by me, and for some reason my system fails the test.

Incidentally, I seem to have no problem if I substitute 
my local repository, eg
for fedora-updates .

Timothy Murphy  
e-mail: gayleard /at/ eircom.net
tel: +353-86-2336090, +353-1-2842366
s-mail: School of Mathematics, Trinity College Dublin

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