SUSEConnect error: EOFError: end of file reached

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP3


Server does not have direct connection to the internet and therefore unable to update or to register.


Set up a SOCKS proxy (and HTTP(S) to SOCKS proxy).

While curl and zypper can work with a SOCKS proxy directly SUSEConnect would need a HTTP(S) proxy in between.

Set up a socksSOCKS5 proxy connection via ssh:

ssh -vvv -4 -N -D 8001 root@<ip_of_server_with_internet_connection>

To configure proxy globally within an operating system:


Temporarily configure curl to use that proxy via curl:

curl -x socks5h://

Temporarily set HTTPS proxy for zypper:

export HTTPS_PROXY="socks5h://localhost:8001"

SUSEConnect currently does not support SOCKS proxy, so a local HTTP to SOCKS proxy would be needed. SUSEConnect on 15-SP3 and prior versions works only with http proxy.

There is no supported solution. An unsupported solution would be to use any HTTP to SOCKS proxy e.g. privoxy or python pproxy package or use socksify.

Please also refer to how to setup proxy manually:


When trying to register SUSEConnect shows following  error message:
SUSEConnect error: EOFError: end of file reached
When trying to refresh repositories:
Error code: Connection failed




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  • Document ID:000020719
  • Creation Date: 10-Aug-2022
  • Modified Date:14-Sep-2022
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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