I have

chef_server_url ''

in my


along with

knife[:bootstrap_proxy] = ""
knife[:http_proxy] = ""

knife status shows me

knife status
ERROR: Errno::ENETUNREACH: Failed to open TCP connection to (Network is unreachable - connect(2) for "" port 443)

So, proxy settings is NOT in action.

How to resolve it?

sock 5 proxy for me is preferred.


Please check https://docs.chef.io/proxies/ and https_proxy settings

  • wokring. I want to emphasize that is is Linux env, not the knife config variables now it reports knife status ERROR: EOFError: end of file reached dont know why but thanks anyway! – iNio Mar 27 '20 at 11:17
  • wokring partly. knife status --verbose INFO: Using configuration from /home/user/.chef/knife.rb INFO: Sending query: : ERROR: EOFError: end of file reached I use sock5 type of proxy. – iNio Mar 27 '20 at 11:26
  • with http proxy INFO: Sending query: : ERROR: The data in your request was invalid /opt/chefdk/embedded/lib/ruby/2.3.0/net/http/response.rb:331:in stream_check': undefined method closed?' for nil:NilClass (NoMethodError) – iNio Mar 27 '20 at 11:39
  • Welcome to Super User! Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – MMM Mar 27 '20 at 12:13
  • I suggest to add https_proxy=http://... knife ... (in front of knife command). since knife prefer all_proxy before http_proxy and https_proxy, also it don't support sock5 type of proxy - this is underwork as a whole chef is (including knife etc). :( avoid to use chef as a whole. – iNio Mar 27 '20 at 13:37

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