I just started using an HP workstation loaded with SLED 11 SP2. I want to enable the update repository which requires registration with the novell service center but I am unable to do this. Here’s what I do:
From the Yast control centre I run as superuser “Online Update”. A initialization window reports that no update repository configured yet and offers the option of running “configuration workflow”
running the “workflow” brings up the “Novell Customer Center Registration” dialog window
Using default settings I click Next. This results in “An error occurred wile connecting to the server”, details of which are “ERROR: Failure when receiving data from the peer: (56)”.
I don’t know what to try next. The proxy is set correctly I believe.
Thanks for this - yes it is indeed a proxy problem (I should have worked this out myself). I tried your suggestions but unfortunately we have a web proxy requiring authentication and I gather this makes things difficult. curl now works from the command line but the registration process still fails. I tried setting http_proxy in the form http://username:password@host:port/ and then using the suse_register command line program but still no go (Proxy Access Denied error about 1,000 times!). Is there any way to register through a proxy requiring authentication?
I have the same problem with SLES11SP2 and have just filed a bug report for suseRegister-1.4-1.24.1. Reason: suseRegister ignores the proxy credentials. When I run suse_register, I get “HTTP/1.1 407 authenticationrequired”.