Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 55009
ftp install fails with IOError Socket error
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:37:44 EDT
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Description of problem:
I was attempting to do an ftp install via a proxy. The proxy is a
username@host proxy, so you specify 'proxy' as the ftp host and
'ftp@server' as the username. During the RH7.2 install I used
as the server and selected non-anonymous and used
email@example.com and dave as the password
It succesffuly started the second part of the install and asked me about
mice etc (I think) and then got to 'reading packages' and just sat there.
Using alt-F2 I could see a repeated error scrolling up:
IOError socket error occurred getting
Host not found
So it looks like somewhere along the line there is a corruption of the name.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
i686 upgrading from RH7.0
We don't officially support FTP installs through proxy servers, so that's
probably where the problem comes in. I would recommend downloading the ISOs and
doing either a cdrom or a hard drive install. FTP installs without a proxy
server works fine, though.
Given that there is nothing special used by the ftp proxy other than a special
username then you do not actually have to have any special code to support an
The bug indicates a problem with either the non-anonymous ftp mechanism.
Non-anonymous FTP installs work for me without a proxy of any kind. I can't
help but feel that the proxy is somehow causing this problem.
Do you think the problem could be the '@' in the username?
Do you think that something is parsing this as
and something else is parsing it as:
in which it would give the unknown host error.
Just an idea,
I don't know...could be.
I'm going to close this bug as "wontfix". If you see this behavior without
having to go through a proxy server, please reopen this bug report. Thanks for