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Old 09-24-2005, 11:44 AM   #1
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Debian 3.1 annoyances


I can't reach debian.org nor can I reach apt-get sites. Are the servers down?
This just happened recently. I am able to browse to other sites on the web, but can't reach debian.org.

Another issue is ,after a security scan, I get a open port 708? This port is not seen in my /etc/inetd.conf file and I don't know how to close it.
Setting up a firewall etc is not the issue-I wan't to find out where this port is.

Everything else seems to function on my newly installed machine even though its far from complete.

My install goes like this:
http://users.lmi.net/subjazz/debian3.1.txt

This is what apt-get gives me:
debian:/etc/apt# apt-get update
Hit http://kibi.dyndns.org ./ Packages
Hit http://kibi.dyndns.org ./ Release
Err ftp://ftp.debian.org testing/main Packages
Temporary failure resolving 'ftp.debian.org'
Err ftp://ftp2.fr.debian.org sarge/main Packages
Temporary failure resolving 'ftp2.fr.debian.org'
Err http://security.debian.org testing/updates/main Packages
Temporary failure resolving 'security.debian.org'
Err ftp://ftp.de.debian.org sarge/main Packages
Temporary failure resolving 'ftp.de.debian.org'
Err http://security.debian.org testing/updates/main Release
Temporary failure resolving 'security.debian.org'
Err ftp://ftp.debian.org testing/main Release
Hit http://kibi.dyndns.org ./ Release
Err ftp://ftp.debian.org testing/main Packages

Thanks for any pointers on these issues.


Last edited by subjazz; 09-24-2005 at 12:34 PM.
 
Old 09-24-2005, 01:47 PM   #2
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I just ran apt-get update and was able to reach debian.org servers, so it appears they are not down right now.
 
Old 09-24-2005, 02:35 PM   #3
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Read this announcement to find out how to add security support for testing:
http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel.../msg00006.html

apt-setup (run it as root) is a good program for testing different Debian mirrors. You seem to have problem accessing ftp mirrors -- try http mirrors first.

It seems that your firewall is misconfigured. /etc/services doesn't associate any services with port 708. You can install lsof and run (as root) "lsof -i" to find out what ports your services are currently listening to.
 
Old 09-24-2005, 07:05 PM   #4
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Thanks. I deleted all my source.list and ran a apt-setup to try http mirrors and it worked.

I installed pmfirewall but am still getting fluctuating unkown port numbers (708;710;719) when I port scan. One day its 718 the other its 710 ......
very mysterious!?
I ran lsof -i and yes these ports are LISTENED and I'm able to telnet to them. No services seem to be running on these ports since it disconnects when I issue a command .

I put http://debian.org back into the default home page listing of the edit>preferences window and got the debian site back! in place of yahoo.com! had to put it back ? The mystery solved.

Last edited by subjazz; 09-24-2005 at 08:22 PM.
 
Old 09-24-2005, 09:22 PM   #5
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Originally posted by subjazz
Thanks. I deleted all my source.list and ran a apt-setup to try http mirrors and it worked.

I installed pmfirewall but am still getting fluctuating unkown port numbers (708;710;719) when I port scan. One day its 718 the other its 710 ......and now 781 when I rebooted.
Did the security update following the instructions of:
http://lists.debian.org/debian-deve...9/msg00006.html
Thanks very much for that link, but am still finding an open port that seems to change from 708 to 781. A different port opening at each reboot.
very mysterious!? A possible security bug within Debian , but I don't really know..

I ran lsof -i and yes these ports are LISTENED and I'm able to telnet to them. No services seem to be running on these ports since it disconnects when I issue three commands .

I put http://debian.org back into the default home page listing of the edit>preferences window and got the debian site back! in place of yahoo.com! had to put it back ? The mystery solved.

Last edited by subjazz; 09-24-2005 at 09:24 PM.
 
  


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