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Old 08-01-2006, 08:00 AM   #1
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Allowing WSUS through Squid


Trying to install WSUS on a server 2003 machine which connects to the internet via a debian linux webserver running squid as a proxy server.
When I go to open the WSUS console I get "The requested URL could not be retrieved, unable to determine the ip address for host name computername.
Generated by squid/2.5 stable9

Anyone any Ideas of how to let the program access the internet to retreive the updates.
The updates will then be exported to a further WSUS server on a network not connected to the internet.

Many thanks
 
Old 08-01-2006, 09:07 AM   #2
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Can your squid proxy machine correctly resolve DNS names of Microsoft's windows update servers?
 
Old 08-01-2006, 09:33 AM   #3
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The WSUS window opens as a Internet explorer page with the address as http://computername/wsusadmin
This is the local pc.

The linux server uses dns settings as provided by BT, and how can I check if the sever can resolve names to microsoft updates, sorry bit of a dummy.
Is it trying to resolve to microsoft?
Windows updates work fine on XP pcs

Mike
 
Old 08-01-2006, 09:50 AM   #4
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Log onto the linux server, open a console and type

Code:
nslookup windowsupdate.microsoft.com
If this works, it should come back and say something like:

Code:
~ $ nslookup windowsupdate.microsoft.com
Server:  dnsserver.bt.com
Address:  xxx.xx.xx.xx

Non-authoritative answer:
Name:    windowsupdate.microsoft.nsatc.net
Address:  207.46.225.221
Aliases:  windowsupdate.microsoft.com
If it doesn't work, check that the DNS servers are being set correctly in Linux by checking the contents of /etc/resolv.conf.
 
Old 08-01-2006, 09:55 AM   #5
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The nslookup code came back just as you said, I presume that means the the DNS through the server is ok.
 
Old 08-01-2006, 09:59 AM   #6
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It does. Now try exactly the same command on your WSUS box to see if that works.
 
Old 08-01-2006, 10:14 AM   #7
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I have tried the same code on my windows server2003 box in a command prompt window and get back
No Default server available
server: Uknown
Address: 127.0.0.1
Unknown Can't find windowsupdate.microsoft.com no response from server.
 
  


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