Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 428588
Support socks proxy
Last modified: 2014-01-21 18:01:18 EST
Description of problem:
yum supports http proxies but apparently not socks
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Sometimes I am in a location where I cannot access the internet directly, but
still have access to ssh to a machine with a direct connection. In such a
situation I can use the -D option for ssh to get a socks proxy that will allow
me to access webpages. But installing updates using yum is not possible because
it only supports http proxies not socks, and the ssh client only implements an
socks proxy not http.
YUMBUGDAY - anyone have any ideas how to do this?
okay, so after talking about this a bit. I think it is going to be closed wontfix.
No one here has a socks proxy and debugging this w/o one will be non-trivial. If
you would like to submit a patch to add socks proxy support I'm sure it would be