>-- Original Message --
>Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2008 01:33:27 +1100
>From: andrew clarke <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>To: Alasdair Reed <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>Cc: freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
>Subject: Re: updating from 6.3 to 7, mirror  problems
>
>


>On 6.3 you should be using /usr/sbin/freebsd-update.  Can you ping
>update1.freebsd.org?
>
>$ ping -c 5 update1.FreeBSD.org
>PING update1.FreeBSD.org (72.21.59.252): 56 data bytes
>64 bytes from 72.21.59.252: icmp_seq=0 ttl=48 time=233.185 ms
>64 bytes from 72.21.59.252: icmp_seq=1 ttl=48 time=233.034 ms
>64 bytes from 72.21.59.252: icmp_seq=2 ttl=48 time=233.655 ms
>64 bytes from 72.21.59.252: icmp_seq=3 ttl=48 time=234.310 ms
>64 bytes from 72.21.59.252: icmp_seq=4 ttl=48 time=233.445 ms
>
>--- update1.FreeBSD.org ping statistics ---
>5 packets transmitted, 5 packets received, 0% packet loss
>round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 233.034/233.526/234.310/0.446 ms
>
>You might also like to try the --debug switch:
>
>$ sudo /usr/sbin/freebsd-update --debug fetch
>Looking up update.FreeBSD.org mirrors... 1 mirrors found.
>Fetching metadata signature for 6.3-RELEASE from update1.FreeBSD.org...
>latest.ssl                                    100% of  512  B  582 kBps
>done.
>Fetching metadata index...
>344cfb64472cacb781688b5de744795f140233e84105c4100% of  225  B  234 kBps
>done.
>Inspecting system... done.
>Preparing to download files... done.
>
>No updates needed to update system to 6.3-RELEASE-p5.




Hi Andrew,

Tried the above, results as follows:
Ping ok
%ping -c 5 update1.FreeBSD.org
PING update1.FreeBSD.org (72.21.59.252): 56 data bytes
64 bytes from 72.21.59.252: icmp_seq=0 ttl=48 time=240.401 ms
64 bytes from 72.21.59.252: icmp_seq=1 ttl=48 time=240.708 ms
64 bytes from 72.21.59.252: icmp_seq=2 ttl=48 time=240.799 ms
64 bytes from 72.21.59.252: icmp_seq=3 ttl=48 time=240.364 ms
64 bytes from 72.21.59.252: icmp_seq=4 ttl=48 time=240.946 ms

No luck with using freebsd-update 

localhost# /usr/sbin/freebsd-update --debug fetch
Looking up update1.FreeBSD.org mirrors... none found.
Fetching public key from update1.FreeBSD.org... fetch: 
http://update1.FreeBSD.org/6.3-STABLE/i386/pub.ssl:
Not Found
failed.
No mirrors remaining, giving up.

Any work arounds or other possibilities? Is there any diagnostics to run
that might clarify things?

Regards,

Alasdair



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