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Old 02-21-2008, 01:27 AM   #1
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netselect-apt problem -- claims I'm "behind firewall"


Hi,

trying to solve some other problems with my install, and figure I should start with a functioning aptitude installation. Right now I can never seem to find anything. Anyway, tried to run netselect, and got the following:

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johndesk:/etc/apt# netselect-apt testing
Using distribution testing.
Retrieving the list of mirrors from www.debian.org...

--22:29:53-- http://www.debian.org/mirror/mirrors_full
=> `mirrors_full'
Resolving www.debian.org... 194.109.137.218
Connecting to www.debian.org|194.109.137.218|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 252,594 (247K) [text/html]

100%[====================================>] 252,594 119.88K/s

22:29:56 (119.48 KB/s) - `mirrors_full' saved [252594/252594]

Choosing a main Debian mirror using netselect.
Running netselect to choose 1 out of 1 address.


netselect was unable to find a mirror, this probably means that
you are behind a firewall and it is blocking traceroute.
I checked out 192.168.1.1, but my router reports that I have no firewall running. Is there some default debian firewall that could be blocking this? My router is a Linksys WRT54G, if that helps the diagnosis. Thanks!
 
Old 02-21-2008, 07:59 PM   #2
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It may well be your distro firewall blocking you. Most distro's install a firewall by default.
 
Old 02-21-2008, 08:30 PM   #3
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What does "iptables -L" return? iptables is a very common Linux firewall. Also, are you able to reach any of the mirrors found in that file via a ping?
 
  


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