How can I avoid having my connection reset when using a bluecoat proxy and yum?

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Issue

  • yum fails with "M2Crypto.SSL.SSLError: (104, 'Connection reset by peer')"

  • yum give below error message:

# yum info netfs
Loading "security" plugin 
Loading "rhnplugin" plugin
[...]
return m2.ssl_connect(self.ssl, self._timeout) 
M2Crypto.SSL.SSLError: (104, 'Connection reset by peer') 
  • What do I do when unable to register systems to the Red Hat Network (RHN) through a BlueCoat Proxy Appliance?

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

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