apt-get update fails

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by valies, May 2, 2010.

  1. valies

    valies New Member

    I am running Debian Lenny on a server and on a router, both in VMware.

    When running apt-get update, he can't connect to the mirrors. The strange thing is that it worked before with these mirrors.

    sources.list (server)
    #http, ftp
    deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main contrib
    deb ftp://ftp.be.debian.org/debian/ stable main

    interfaces (server)
    #the loopback network interface
    auto lo
    iface lo inet loopback

    #the primary network interface
    auto eth0
    iface eth0 inet static
    broadcast is the router's internal ip address, the external is connected with the host that is running VMware (dhcp). I can ping internet websites from the router as well as the server. So why can't I update apt? I have been searching all over the internet and tried some solutions, but they do not work... I'm hoping you guys can help me out :confused:
  2. sjau

    sjau Local Meanie

    firewall issue?
  3. valies

    valies New Member

    Maybe? I ran a simple firewall script on my router

    # delete all existing rules.
    iptables -F
    iptables -t nat -F
    iptables -t mangle -F
    iptables -X
    # Always accept loopback traffic
    iptables -A INPUT -i lo -j ACCEPT
    # Allow established connections, and those not coming from the outside
    iptables -A INPUT -m state --state ESTABLISHED,RELATED -j ACCEPT
    iptables -A INPUT -m state --state NEW -i ! eth1 -j ACCEPT
    iptables -A FORWARD -i eth1 -o eth0 -m state --state ESTABLISHED,RELATED -j ACCEPT
    # Allow outgoing connections from the LAN side.
    iptables -A FORWARD -i eth0 -o eth1 -j ACCEPT
    # Masquerade.
    iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -o eth1 -j MASQUERADE
    # Don't forward from the outside to the inside.
    iptables -A FORWARD -i eth1 -o eth1 -j REJECT
    # Enable routing.
    echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    Does it work when you switch off the firewall?
  5. Ben

    Ben HowtoForge Supporter

    Did you hit ping with the internet ip-adresses or with the dns names (or in other words, does DNS work for you?)
  6. valies

    valies New Member

    Yup, DNS was working succesfully.

    I found the problem... I was working wireless, and NAT or bridged do not always work in VMware when connecting wireless to the internet... My bad :eek: But I'm glad it's working now. Thx all for the kind replies.

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