Bug 18780 - up2date/rhn proxy
up2date/rhn proxy
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rhn_register (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Preston Brown
Jay Turner
: 22365 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2000-10-10 03:52 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2015-01-07 18:42 EST (History)
7 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2001-03-28 14:55:16 EST
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patch to rhn_register-1.3.2 to support proxy authentication (5.12 KB, patch)
2001-04-21 20:41 EDT, Need Real Name
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Description Need Real Name 2000-10-10 03:52:02 EDT
Hope I understood everything.

Up2date tells me, that I'm not registered.
Trying to register fails, since rhn_register won't use a proxy.
Up2date could you a proxy.

Is it right, that you broke up2date (in using rhn) for users behind proxies

It seems, that I have a valid RHn Account, but I can't use it without using

Comment 1 Preston Brown 2000-10-10 11:25:00 EDT
*** Bug 18817 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Preston Brown 2000-10-10 11:55:31 EDT
Can you please try specifying your serverURL in /etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date as:


 And let me know if that works?
Comment 3 Preston Brown 2000-10-10 11:55:55 EDT
*** Bug 18817 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Need Real Name 2000-10-10 13:35:23 EDT
No it does not... Squid does not seem to handle the following request:

971196098.518      5 NONE/400 1123 POST
/https://www.rhns.redhat.com/XMLRPC - NONE/- -

As a quick try I added

  if string.find(self.__handler,"/http") == 0:
           self.__handler = string.replace(self.__handler,"/http","http")

to xmlrpclib (line ?) just to discover that all does not work with ssl (POST is
wrong. Should be CONNECT etc.) . If you use both with http it works. But it is
really not nice. 
It seems that using ssl and proxy  really needs a bit of work.

Comment 5 Cristian Gafton 2001-02-19 20:34:38 EST
Assigned QA to jturner
Comment 6 Jay Turner 2001-03-01 08:37:15 EST
Proxy support for both up2date and rhn_register is currently in the CVS versions
and therefore will be rolled out in the next cut of the software made public.
Comment 7 Preston Brown 2001-03-28 14:54:52 EST
*** Bug 22365 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 8 Preston Brown 2001-04-12 16:53:10 EDT
fixed in errata release, due out today.
Comment 9 Need Real Name 2001-04-18 12:32:58 EDT
is this actually fixed? I've set up both the proxy name and the authentication 
details and a netstat -a shows it still SSL'ing to for the 
welcome message.
Comment 10 Jay Turner 2001-04-18 12:43:19 EDT
This is working for me.  I ran 'rhn_register --config' and set attribute 2 to
'http:<proxy name>:<proxy port>' and set attribute 1 to 'yes' and that was all
that it took.
Comment 11 Need Real Name 2001-04-21 15:15:14 EDT
I'm now getting 'unable to set up CONNECTION tunnel'. I didn't see any options 
as there are on up2date for setting my username and password for the 
authenticated proxy.

I would suggest altering the comment for the rhn_register config. attribute 2 
that says u must but the 'http://' in.
Comment 12 Need Real Name 2001-04-21 20:41:23 EDT
Created attachment 16004 [details]
patch to rhn_register-1.3.2 to support proxy authentication
Comment 13 Need Real Name 2001-04-21 20:43:14 EDT
The above patch allows rhn_register to work through a proxy with 
authentication, I've only tested it with authentication on.
Comment 14 Preston Brown 2001-04-27 14:04:51 EDT
this patch will be included in a future errata release of rhn_register.
Comment 15 Need Real Name 2001-04-29 01:44:56 EDT
we used to fix our bugs for free (hey bill..... is that you out there ??? do 
you own redhat too???) now you foist off beta garbage as a finished 
product.... re-invent a lesser wheel.... hey you make bill gates almost nice !

talking about rh 7.1..... 6.2 was more stable ! can't you say "whoops" and say 
"click here to update " ????

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