[Yum] stupid feature request?

seth vidal skvidal at phy.duke.edu
Thu Jan 8 19:15:21 UTC 2004

On Thu, 2004-01-08 at 13:54, Chris Ricker wrote:
> Currently yum uses the http_proxy variable to determine which web proxy to 
> use. In my environment, we have the following scenario
> * Fedora from local mirror
> * Custom packages from local server
> That works fine. We don't require a proxy for local access (and in fact 
> don't permit the proxy to access local sites).
> Now, some users want to also add add-ons (fedora.us, livna, etc.) from
> servers across Internet. The problem is that we require a web proxy to
> access off-site web servers.
> AFAICT, yum has no way to deal with this arrangement where a web proxy is
> needed for some sites, but not for others. Would it be useful for anyone
> else to allow the http_proxy configuration in yum.conf on a site-by-site 
> basis?

Shouldn't your proxy deal with that? ie: the proxy should know that
certain sites are local and others aren't and pass you through to the
local ones normally.

I can't think of any program that copes with some proxy and some
non-proxy connections.


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