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Old 10-11-2004, 12:01 PM   #1
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wget 404 error


I am running on suse 9.1 trying to perform an update with YOU this is giving me the error of "connect failed". Looking through the documentation i see that YOU uses wget to download the nessasary information for yast. I have investigated my /etc/wgetrc file and and manually added the HTTP and FTP sections as well as turned on the proxy settings. I have also tried passive and non passive modes of connection.

if i enter wget wget downloads the index.html file from suse however if i place a subdirectory such as i386 or pub the 404 error occurs. i can surf the internet thorugh Konqueror and mozilla. kbear can also connect. My machine lives behind a bordermanager firewall. I am a little bit lost as to where to go next with this problem now any pointers would be appreciated.

Old 10-11-2004, 05:54 PM   #2
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are you using wget as root user? if so, do NOT! it probably won't even work under root as ftp usually blocks root.
Old 10-12-2004, 06:12 AM   #3
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Thanks for your reply sernov,
It turns out i had made an error in my proxy settings in yast. forgot to specify the ports at the end of the proxy servers ip address. Once i added everything worked as expected.


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