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    Reinstall os x through a proxy

    Can this be done?

    It asks to connect to the internet, all of our connections go through a proxy! and teathering it up to an iphone is way to slow...

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    Do you have any way of adding an IP based exception to your proxy?

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    Can have a look... Would rather just throw it out of the window!!!

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    I know the feeling! If we ever need to reinstall from scratch i wait till after school and add an IP range exception for that VLAN and then re install

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    I tried this a while ago, and couldn't find a way around it. I ended up having to do it at home instead...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichB View Post
    Can this be done?

    It asks to connect to the internet, all of our connections go through a proxy! and teathering it up to an iphone is way to slow...
    I don't think we were able to do it over the internet through a proxy. IIRC we tied it to a specific IP Address and allowed it unfiltered access.

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    Solved - Made a boot USB using lionmaker, it didnt need the internet to verfiy the install.

    PERFECT

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    I tried this a while ago, and couldn't find a way around it. I ended up having to do it at home instead...
    I ended up having to do 22 iMacs at home when they upgraded from SL to Lion. I read on an Apple page that you can't talk to the Apple store servers from behind a proxy at all.

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    CommandLine is required...

    1. Connect the machine to the network with a wired connection, turn on the Mac, and hold Cmd+R. Eventually you should arrive at the recovery console
    2. Head to Utilities across the top, and choose Terminal.
    3. Run the following commands at the bash# prompt:
    Code:
    bash# networksetup -setmanual Ethernet <<IPADDRESS>> <<NETMASK>> <<GATEWAY>>
    bash# networksetup -setdnsservers Ethernet <<DNS1>> <<DNS2>>
    bash# networksetup -setwebproxy Ethernet <<PROXYIP>> <<PROXYPORT>> authenticated <<username>> <<password>>
    bash# networksetup -setsecurewebproxy Ethernet <<PROXYIP>> <<PROXYPORT>> authenticated <<username>> <<password>>
    Replace <<...>> with what it says, so (for instance) top line becomes:

    Code:
    bash# networksetup -setmanual Ethernet 10.126.168.20 255.255.255.0 10.126.168.1
    4. Test the network connection by running the following at the bash# prompt:
    Code:
    bash# ping http://www.google.com
    bash# ping http://www.apple.com
    5. If the ping tests return pings successfully, Cmd+Q to quit terminal, and proceed with recovery from the internet.


    Reference: https://developer.apple.com/library/...rksetup.8.html

    I read on an Apple page that you can't talk to the Apple store servers from behind a proxy at all.
    Odd - Apple Store working fine for me right now behind full authenticated proxy on multiple devices.
    Last edited by Marci; 11th January 2013 at 04:39 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marci View Post
    CommandLine is required...

    ...


    Odd - Apple Store working fine for me right now behind full authenticated proxy on multiple devices.
    That's dead handy, thank you!
    Could be I didn't read the article properly of course :P

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    Command line used to work following this: Lion Recovery HD Through A Proxy - Mactasia

    But now it no longer seems to.

    Apple documentation does also state that it doesn't support recovery through a proxy: OS X: About OS X Recovery

    I phoned them, and they also told me the same.

    Quite surprising really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mezmerrick View Post
    Command line used to work following this: Lion Recovery HD Through A Proxy - Mactasia

    But now it no longer seems to.

    Apple documentation does also state that it doesn't support recovery through a proxy: OS X: About OS X Recovery

    I phoned them, and they also told me the same.

    Quite surprising really.
    I knew I'd seen it somewhere :P



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