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Originally Posted by fingal Originally Posted by GNOME_n00b and if not, perhaps LXF 75 Not that good well, you say that you're good at waiting...
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    Quote Originally Posted by fingal
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    and if not, perhaps LXF 75
    Not that good
    well, you say that you're good at waiting

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    Re: Security updates - Can't connect to server

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    so I made sure ftp access was enabled in my firewall.
    You don't have to enable ftp access on the firewall. You can make an ftp connection with this turned off, it's just that nobody else can make an ftp connection with you, you have to initiate it from your machine. The only things I have open on mine are BitTorrent (I'm nice and seed sometimes) and Windows File Sharing. I can update just fine with these settings, so it is not shorewall. Do you have a secondary firewall such as maybe a router or do you access the internet through some kind of proxy? Your issue could lie there if you do.

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    Re: Security updates - Can't connect to server

    Quote Originally Posted by linuxuser40351
    Quote Originally Posted by fingal
    so I made sure ftp access was enabled in my firewall.
    You don't have to enable ftp access on the firewall. You can make an ftp connection with this turned off, it's just that nobody else can make an ftp connection with you, you have to initiate it from your machine. The only things I have open on mine are BitTorrent (I'm nice and seed sometimes) and Windows File Sharing. I can update just fine with these settings, so it is not shorewall. Do you have a secondary firewall such as maybe a router or do you access the internet through some kind of proxy? Your issue could lie there if you do.
    Thanks for your reply! I didn't know that you could make an ftp connection with that feature turned off, so that's useful. I do have a router, but afaik there isn't an ftp option in there (on or off) but I'll check since you mention it.

    I can start ftp in a terminal and upload rpms from the nearest Mandriva mirror, but can't get it going using any gui tools (for updates). It's worth looking at again, and I found something in another forum which suggested I might have a corrupted synthesis.hdlist.updates.cz file ...

    It's a slippery problem, because whenever I try to fix it I still end up back at square one ... so this weekend guess what I'll be doing?

    I never use a proxy server to access the net btw. Thanks again for your time.
    I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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