Intrepid repos, my box can't get there

Michael Hipp Michael at
Fri Oct 24 15:20:42 UTC 2008

I can't seem to access the Intrepid repos very well.

When I do apt-get update it stalls for ages and eventually dies with stuff like 

W: Failed to fetch 
  Connection failed [IP: 80]

If I try that file with wget it fails with this:

$ wget
--2008-10-24 10:10:45--
Connecting to||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... Read error (Connection timed out) in 

When I go to the Dapper box setting beside it all these things work fine. I can 
connect to those web sites from the browser on my desktop and reach them fine.

Doing traceroute on the two machines to looks identical 
(appears both of them end up at

I have an Intrepid machine at another site that has no problems reaching the repos.

I've had this problem with every Intrepid machine I've tried at this particular 
site. But not other release or other sites. Can anyone give me some ideas of 
how to troubleshoot this?

Michael Hipp

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