problems with pkg: Operation timed out

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Wed Oct 11 19:01:21 UTC 2017

On Wed, Oct 11, 2017 at 10:59:42AM -0500, Antonio Olivares wrote:

>How can I fix this?  The school has put a firewall in place that
>prevents many websites and getting files from ftp.  What would I need
>to tell to our school's network administrator?

I'm not sure. Ask them to allow * ? 

They might have the sort of setup that only connects to their network,
i.e. an *intranet* so what you're asking might not even be possible with their
system, by design and/or by policy.

Your example showed that you weren't even able to traceroute.
If you can access some sites but not others on the internet, 
it might be the case that everything is blacklisted (blocked) if
it doesn't appear on a whitelist (allowed), so you'd need to ask your 
network admin to whitelist *

by the way, pkg uses http in a standard configuration. 

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