[K12OSN] OT: multimedia and proxy hosts

Rob Owens rowens at ptd.net
Sun Mar 15 19:28:39 UTC 2009

On Sun, Mar 15, 2009 at 12:07:52AM -0400, David Hopkins wrote:
> > Sidenote: I have quite a time getting yum to work correctly with the
> > proxy server we have after umpteen updates of firmware on the proxy
> > server. Used to not have any probs. Even entering the proxy ip/port# as
> > in many suggestions found on the net yum fails almost all the time.Have
> > to bypass the proxy until this is done.
> I have had to actually bring systems from the school to my home
> network to run a patch when the proxy server has been patched at
> times. It is why I have a dedicated firewall at home with my network
> behind it.  Though normally setting http_proxy works for yum.
I prematurely deleted your original email, so I'm not sure if you've already tried this:

export http_proxy=http://myproxy:9999   (where 9999 is the port number)

I've used that to direct certain traffic to a proxy server, but I haven't tried it with yum or any streaming videos.  Note that it only
applies to commands run in the same terminal, and I'm not sure how it works if you were to try to run it from a launcher or something


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