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Re: Setup.exe fails to access mirrors
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: Nathaniel Street <n dot r dot street at soton dot ac dot uk>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2003 12:09:35 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: Setup.exe fails to access mirrors
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
If you have wget installed, you might try to get the mirror list using
wget. Firewall programs are usually not aware of wget by default, so if
wget fails as well, you'll know it's your firewall.
P.S. Sometimes exiting the firewall program itself is not sufficient, you
also have to stop the service or use the "Disable" button (on SPF). Don't
know which firewall software you're using...
On Thu, 14 Aug 2003, Nathaniel Street wrote:
> I quit my firewall program after this failed the first time just to
> check that and it made no difference. Possibly related is that I haven't
> been able to ssh at all for the past few days and I can't figure out
> why, although that could be completely separate.
> Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> > On Thu, 14 Aug 2003, Nathaniel Street wrote:
> >>I have no problems accessing the website. I just tried to install the
> >>program again after a break of a few hours but still no joy.
> >>Larry Hall wrote:
> >>>Nathaniel Street wrote:
> >>>>When I run the setup.exe program, it fails when trying to access the
> >>>>list of mirrors. Does anyone know why this is? I select direct
> >>>>connect, which is how I connect to the internet. My connection
> >>>>functions fine for everything else. I've also tried IE5 but that
> >>>>doesn't work either.
> >>>Works fine from here now. Do you have trouble accessing the cygwin
> > Nathaniel,
> > Are you running any personal/desktop firewall software? You might wish to
> > check the logs to see if it's blocking setup's attempts to access the
> > mirror list. Some (in particular, Symantec Desktop Firewall) provide a
> > log of all web accesses by all programs (including those from setup.exe);
> > see if setup actually accessed
> > <http://sources.redhat.com/cygwin/mirrors.lst>.
> > Igor
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