Solved

Net install of Linux through a socks server -- HOW?

Posted on 1998-02-26
3
265 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-15
The subject says it all.  I want to install Linux via an FTP install, but the site is on the other side of a firewall.  The only way through the firewall is through a socks server.  How do I convince the Linux install to do it.
0
Comment
Question by:jantypas
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:j2
ID: 1631415
You dont, afaik :(
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
rotia earned 100 total points
ID: 1631416
with a little of work you can do it.

first of all, install in another machine a proxy that let's you go with a socks firewall, and proxy the ftp port to go with the firewall.

If you don't have any software that let's you do it, I recommend you the simplest one, Wingate over Windows 95. You can do it.

Then you only ftp throught the proxy, and you are going outside the firewall.

I think it's a simple solution for a complex problem.

0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:jantypas
ID: 1631417
Thanks Rotia, but that's not quite it...

I have the socks server up and running.  FTP's that understand socks work just fine through it.  My problem is the Linux net install itself.  It wants the FTP address of the server, and I need to convince that part of the install that it wants to go through socks.

It would be great if I could convince the installer to use rftp, or another port and address to go through a squid proxy.  Any ideas?
0

Featured Post

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

If you have a server on collocation with the super-fast CPU, that doesn't mean that you get it running at full power. Here is a preamble. When doing inventory of Linux servers, that I'm administering, I've found that some of them are running on l…
Setting up Secure Ubuntu server on VMware 1.      Insert the Ubuntu Server distribution CD or attach the ISO of the CD which is in the “Datastore”. Note that it is important to install the x64 edition on servers, not the X86 editions. 2.      Power on th…
Learn how to navigate the file tree with the shell. Use pwd to print the current working directory: Use ls to list a directory's contents: Use cd to change to a new directory: Use wildcards instead of typing out long directory names: Use ../ to move…
How to Install VMware Tools in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 (RHEL 6.4) Step-by-Step Tutorial
Suggested Courses

734 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question