I have setup my apache to act as proxy server by configuring it as:
[server]# cat /etc/apache2/httpd.conf Listen 10.2.28.56:8787 ProxyRequests on <Proxy *> Order deny,allow Deny from all Allow from 10.2.0.0/16 </Proxy>
and a client at 10.2.1.85 uses yum to update/install system packages via this proxy:
[client]# grep proxy /etc/yum.conf proxy='http://10.2.28.56:8787'
I also have proper environment variables for proxy usage as follows:
[client]# cat .bashrc mytunnel='http://102.28.56:8787' export http_proxy=$mytunnel export ftp_proxy=$mytunnel export HTTP_PROXY=$http_proxy export FTP_PROXY=$ftp_proxy
When yum tries to update its repositories, it complains about connection times out for certain FTP links as follows
[client]# yum -v repolist Loading "fastestmirror" plugin Loading "protectbase" plugin Config time: 0.067 Yum Version: 3.2.22 Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile * base: ftp.oss.eznetsols.org * centosplus: ftp.oss.eznetsols.org * extras: ftp.oss.eznetsols.org * rpmforge: apt.sw.be * updates: ftp.oss.eznetsols.org ftp://ftp.oss.eznetsols.org/linux/centos/5.7/os/x86_64/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 12] Timeout: <urlopen error timed out> Trying other mirror.
wget the complaining URL as follows (I have proper *_proxy env vars):
[client]# wget ftp://ftp.oss.eznetsols.org/linux/centos/5.7/os/x86_64/repodata/repomd.xml --2011-11-30 03:28:33-- ftp://ftp.oss.eznetsols.org/linux/centos/5.7/os/x86_64/repodata/repomd.xml Connecting to 10.2.28.56:8787... connected. Proxy request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK Length: 1140 (1.1K) [application/xml] Saving to: `repomd.xml'
I am guessing that the FTP connection from yum is not forwarded properly by my Apache Proxy server as I can see that its trying to connect to wrong port by looking at apache2 error logs as:
[server]# tail -n1 /var/log/apache2/error.log [Wed Nov 30 15:50:39 2011] [error] (110)Connection timed out: proxy: FTP: attempt to connect to 126.96.36.199:8787 (*) failed [server]# host 188.8.131.52 253.255.90.111.in-addr.arpa domain name pointer ftp.oss.eznetsols.org.
[server]# is a debian (ubuntu 11.04 desktop) while
[client]# is CentOS-5.7 (yeah, I can see you are laughing)
What am I missing here?