[ec2-beta] APT repository for EC2
dhennessy at empowerperformance.com
Tue Mar 3 22:46:06 GMT 2009
Ahh - my mistake. I was curious about the us.ec2.archive.ubuntu.com
server and when I couldn't browse it (from outside) or ping it (from
inside), then I assumed it was down. It never occured to me that the
pings were blocked. I've always thought the security benefits of
filtering ICMP packets were overstated.
Thanks for investigating.
On 3 Mar 2009, at 22:26, Eric Hammond wrote:
> I ran one instance in each of the EC2 US availability zones and had no
> problems updating apt and upgrading the system.
> The official Ubuntu EC2 mirror host is not currently set up to respond
> to pings, so that's not indicative of a problem.
> You will also not be able to access us.ec2.archive.ubuntu.com from any
> computers outside of EC2. DNS is currently set up so that it resolves
> directly to the internal IP address and can only be accessed from EC2
> Eric Hammond
> ehammond at thinksome.com
> Denis Hennessy wrote:
>> I can't access the server from my VM:
>> $ ping us.ec2.archive.ubuntu.com
>> PING us.ec2.archive.ubuntu.com (10.253.114.113) 56(84) bytes of data.
>> --- us.ec2.archive.ubuntu.com ping statistics ---
>> 10 packets transmitted, 0 received, 100% packet loss, time 9003ms
>> When I do an apt-get update, it fails to hit the server and uses
>> security.ubuntu.com instead. Package installs work but this seems
>> $ sudo apt-get update
>> Hit http://us.ec2.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid Release.gpg
>> 0% [Working]
>> Ign http://us.ec2.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/main Translation-
>> en_CA 9% [Connecting to
>> Ign http://us.ec2.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/universe Translation-
>> en_CA 18% [Connecting to
>> Hit http://us.ec2.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates
>> Release.gpg 27% [Connecting to
>> On 3 Mar 2009, at 17:51, Chuck Short wrote:
>>> Hi Dennis,
>>> I dont see this, what issues are you having?
>>> Denis Hennessy wrote:
>>>> On a fresh install of ami-69d73000, my /etc/sources.list contains:
>>>> deb http://us.ec2.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu intrepid main universe
>>>> deb-src http://us.ec2.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu intrepid main
>>>> deb http://us.ec2.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu intrepid-updates main
>>>> deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu intrepid-security main
>>>> deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu intrepid-security main
>>>> The main server (us.ec2.archive.ubuntu.com) does not appear to
>>>> exist. Is this a temporary problem is should I be using a
>>>> different source?
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