Repositories- IP and just how do they work

Discussion in 'Technical' started by happz, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. happz

    happz New Member

    I am behind a firewall at work and running CENTOS5.4. I wanted to update php from 5.xx to 5.2 and found that I am unable to get what i need to complete the task because of what i believe is our firewall at work. I get ..."Trying other mirror...."and "urlopen error timed out"....

    I contacted corp and they would be willing to let me hit certain IP from the IP of my centos ispconfig servers. My problem is that I can't give the IP because when i yum install xxxxxxx, it tries so many site (and mirrors) that I can't possibly research all IP. What am I doing wrong or what can someone teach me to help me behind the firewall....?

    Last edited: Dec 8, 2009
  2. topdog

    topdog Active Member HowtoForge Supporter

    You can configure yum to use a specific mirror, choose one close to you and edit /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Base.repo and use it as the baseurl, commenting out the mirrorlist option.

    Here is an example.

    name=CentOS-$releasever - Base
  3. happz

    happz New Member

    Great info

    They want me to give them the IP address so they can open it on the firewall. Should I ping the mirror's to get the IP and submit that or is there something else i need to do? I have read somewhere about a repo that many are using to get php 5.2 as centos does not come with the newest php version. How would i add that repo using this method and how would i be sure of the IP to relay?

    Just want to make sure i cover as many question as might come up...thanks!!

  4. topdog

    topdog Active Member HowtoForge Supporter

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