Bug 18817 - RHN Configuration with http proxy
Summary: RHN Configuration with http proxy
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: up2date   
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Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Preston Brown
QA Contact: Aaron Brown
: 19317 (view as bug list)
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-10-10 14:31 UTC by angus young
Modified: 2005-10-31 22:00 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2000-12-20 16:33:27 UTC
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2000:138 high SHIPPED_LIVE New, enhanced Update Agent for Red Hat Linux 6.x, 7.0 available 2000-12-21 05:00:00 UTC

Description angus young 2000-10-10 14:31:51 UTC
RHN Configuration registration problem.
We have an internet connexion by an HTTP proxy. This systeme work fine with
Netscape, Helix Gnome updater, etc..
In the update-config, there is no reference to an HTTP Proxy, but in the
/etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date there is a value for proxy that I have modified
to reflate our configuration:
pkgProxy= and enableProxy=1
But there is no success.
Have an idea ?

Comment 1 Preston Brown 2000-10-10 15:53:46 UTC
Can you please try specifying your serverURL in /etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date as:


And let me know if that works?

Comment 2 Richard Tango-Lowy 2000-10-31 04:50:07 UTC
I'm having the same problem. I tried your fix for the serverURL line and got the
following error when I try to register:

"There was a fatal error communicating with the server. The message was: Proxy
denies fulfilling the request."

I tried this with the enableProxy variable set to both 0 and 1. Same response.


Rich Tango-Lowy
Agilent Technologies

Comment 3 angus young 2000-11-02 08:14:08 UTC
tested your proposition with no success when launched up2date or rhn_register.
i precise that it works with helix-update. Why not use the same code, it's GPL.

Comment 4 angus young 2000-11-02 08:59:51 UTC
When attempt to browse with netscape this URL:
where is our proxy (netscape proxy server)
I have got the same error that i have with up2date:

Proxy denies fulfilling the request
The proxy's access control configuration denies access to the requested object
through this proxy.

Comment 5 angus young 2000-11-22 19:07:07 UTC
any help will be appreciate.
we have 60 redhat workstation that i hope we could register to the redhat
network one day, and in fact use the up2date package.

Comment 6 Preston Brown 2000-11-27 21:03:47 UTC
a new version of update agent will be released this week with proxy support

Comment 7 Preston Brown 2000-11-28 16:15:58 UTC
*** Bug 19317 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 8 angus young 2000-11-28 17:18:20 UTC
let there be light,
there was light
which good news
i know no information is better than misinformation
but a such silence is connected as Micro$oft

Comment 9 angus young 2000-12-12 12:44:21 UTC
one week last, nothing on updates.redhat.com & redhat-watchlist.
Is there any new problem with the so much waited up2date with http proxy

Comment 10 angus young 2000-12-13 20:59:33 UTC
My RHN Register report
Numerous bugfixes and enhancements have been made to Update Agent since the
release of Red Hat Linux 7.0. While not a required upgrade, it is suggested.
But cannot download it.
Verification refer to python-xmlrpc-1.2-1.i386.rpm
RedHat 7.0:python-xmlrpc-1.0-8.i386.rpm
So do we wait python-xmlrpc-1.2 release in stable tree or apply rawhide
12/12/2000 python-xmlrpc, up2date-2.1.6-1

Comment 11 angus young 2000-12-18 12:17:05 UTC
tested new RPM from rawhide (12-12-2000)

with no success

this is the message i have with invocate
up2date in console mode

up2date -r
There was a fatal error communicating with the server.  The message was:
nonnumeric port

good  proxy URL in /etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date

rawhide doesn't have any new rhn_register RPM
so RedHat Network registering other than web access isn't possible.

Comment 12 angus young 2000-12-20 16:33:23 UTC
up2date appears to work but is very slow in comparaison of a connexion whithout

so there remains the problem of rhn_register which could not negociate a
connexion by HTTP proxy.

Comment 13 Preston Brown 2000-12-21 19:33:22 UTC
the new version of up2date is being officially released today and includes proxy
support.  A new version of rhn_register is also being made available, and it
includes proxy support.

Comment 14 Michael Jouannigot 2001-01-19 11:49:33 UTC
is up2date currently being modified to accept HTTP proxy with user/pass access ?

Comment 15 Need Real Name 2001-04-06 13:18:48 UTC
What to do when the proxy is configured with a user and password
Where can I add that to the proxy setting

Now I got the error message: unable to set up CONNECTION tunnel

Comment 16 Need Real Name 2002-03-07 01:49:50 UTC
my 7.2 attempts to use a proxy and issues the error message:

A protocol error occured: Proxy Error , attempt #1
A protocol error occured: Proxy Error , attempt #2
A protocol error occured: Proxy Error , attempt #3
A protocol error occured: Proxy Error , attempt #4
A protocol error occured: Proxy Error , attempt #5

even though i have not enabled the proxy config

Comment 17 Need Real Name 2002-10-04 18:26:32 UTC
We've been experiencing similar problems running up2date from behind a 
firewall. We had all the correct proxy information in the up2date configuration 
file, but we kept getting the following error 5 times when we ran rhn_register 
from the command line: "A socket error occurred: Unable to set up CONNECTION 
tunnel" -- and, you can't run the up2date app without registering with RedHat. 
(what it seems at least...)

We viewed the rhn_register file and saw that there were manual proxy parameters 
that could be run. This did the trick for us. We are now able to run up2date 

Do "rhn_register --help" (without quotes) from the command line for complete 
details. Hope this helps others experiencing the same problem.

Comment 18 Need Real Name 2002-10-04 18:29:47 UTC
NOTE: Forgot to mention that this is for version RH Linux 7.3 for the above 

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