SUSE Manager/Proxy

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Syncing channels

mgr-ncc-sync and spacewalk-repo-sync use proxy settings from within /etc/rhn/rhn.conf. Note that server.satellite.no_proxy setting is added with on of the patches for SUSE Manager 1.7

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SUSE Manager can sync channels from NCC through a corporate proxy.

Channel syncing is done with mgr-ncc-sync. It supports both http/https protocols as well as authentication for proxies.


1) The easiest way to configure the proxy is by using yast2. mgr-ncc-sync will then read the proxy configuration from yast2's config files. Alternatively, the environment variables HTTP_PROXY and HTTPS_PROXY can be set like this:

 https_proxy='http://host.domain:port'

or

 https_proxy='http://user:password@host.domain:port'


At the moment, proxy authentication is only supported by setting the username/password in the URL of those environment variables.

2) Further, the proxy needs to be set in the webinterface as well. Go to

Admin -> SUSE Manager Configuration -> General -> HTTP proxy

If you use SUSE Manager version 1.2, fill in the proxy information in the following form:

 http://host.domain:port

If you use SUSE Manager version 1.7 or above, use the following form (see bug 777462):

 host.domain:port

Important: Save your changes using the "Update" button in the lower right corner.

Afterwards, the SUSE Manager must be restarted to reflect these changes.


We are currently working to fix some issues with some specific proxy server versions. We are also working to allow setting the proxy authentication credentials through yast2. These fixes will be available in an upcoming maintenance update.