I have recently moved labs and the new lab has a stricter internet access policy. Everything is run through a proxy that needs a username and password. I originally had issues connecting to the repos via synaptic, but eventually realised that I could add the username and password just before the server in preferences i.e. http://username:password@proxyserver
. This meant that I could check the repos. However I now have access to the PASS server and dutifully copied the sources.lst across to /etc/apt/ but I can't access the repos. I checked with the pclos admin and the account is valid. I can also access the ibiblio repo which is the other option in the sources.lst. Does anyone else have any experience of having to use two sets of usernames and passwords (one for the network and the other to access the PASS server)?
I am trying to find out if the problem is with synaptic of my lab network! Expect that it is the network, but wanted to see if anyone had any other suggestions / ideas.
Until the 2010.iso comes out I know there isn't any updating to do, but be great to sort it out before it does (plus it gives all of you (and me) clicking on the live twitter feed every half an hour something else to think about