Stupid question: Are you even allowed to install your own OS? e.g. Linux Mint? If not: Stuff like that can get you fired. Most companies I know (and I know many!) only allow certain "pre-approved" OS'es to be installed on their property. Installing stuff your own IT department didn't allow you to install can get you into *SERIOUS* trouble. Unless you're part of the IT department ... then you can get away with excuses like "ahemm ... I am evaluating new stuff, and now mind your own business ... " ... But: If you are part of the IT deparment then it should be no problem for you to have the firewalls adjusted so that your update traffic can get out ... But your thread here kinda demonstrates that this isn't the case? I am not your Mom, I am not your Dad ... I suppose you're old enough to know what you do. You better check your company's rules before your enthusiasm for Mint gets you fired.wam0067 wrote: I work for a large (2000+ employees) company that blocks any non cookie-authenticated links via HTTP to port 80. In other words, if anything other than a browser is trying to connect to port 80, it blocks it. From what I have been able to gather, this is how Mint gets its updates - but since update manager is not a browser and is not "cookie authenticated", the company blocks its communication.
In that case, yes. But see above. Doing such things can get you into serious trouble.wam0067 wrote: Is using APT to CD the best workaround for me?
"Quod licet Iovi, non licet bovi." == What Father-God Jupiter is allowed to do, doesn't mean that every stupid cow is allowed to do it too. In other words: Their Red Hat servers are probably in a different subnet, and probably have special rulesets on the company's firewall which would allow Red Hat update-related traffic to pass through. Your machine is probably in the same subnet with the other desktop machines, and it probably doesn't enjoy any special priviledges.wam0067 wrote: I know my company has RedHat servers that they keep up to date with "up2date" and this seems to work fine for them.
And if someone sees you he will report you to your superiors for stealing a PC ... and before you know it you'll have the cops knocking on your door. Taking company property home is a perfect way to lose your job more or less instantly and ask for a lot of trouble. My suggestion: Don't even think about doing this!! You're asking for a hell lot of more trouble than you'd be able to handle!wam0067 wrote: I guess I could pack up my desktop in the car and take it home
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