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I've been having an issue with 'sudo apt-get update' for several days now. I've tried every proposed solution I could find but to no avail. Here is the output to 'apt-get update'.

Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise InRelease                             
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates InRelease                     
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports InRelease                   
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-security InRelease                    
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise InRelease                                
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise Release.gpg                           
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates Release.gpg
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports Release.gpg
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://archive.ubuntu.com precise Release.gpg
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-security Release.gpg
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise Release
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates Release
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise Release
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports Release
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-security Release
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise/main TranslationIndex
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise/multiverse TranslationIndex
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise/restricted TranslationIndex
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise/universe TranslationIndex
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise/main TranslationIndex
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/main TranslationIndex
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/multiverse TranslationIndex
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/restricted TranslationIndex
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/universe TranslationIndex
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/main TranslationIndex
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/multiverse TranslationIndex
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/restricted TranslationIndex
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/universe TranslationIndex
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/main TranslationIndex
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/multiverse TranslationIndex
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/restricted TranslationIndex
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/universe TranslationIndex
Err http://archive.ubuntu.com precise/main Sources
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://archive.ubuntu.com precise/main i386 Packages
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://archive.ubuntu.com precise/main Translation-en_US
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://archive.ubuntu.com precise/main Translation-en
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise/main Sources
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise/restricted Sources
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise/universe Sources
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise/multiverse Sources
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise/main i386 Packages
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise/restricted i386 Packages
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise/universe i386 Packages
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise/multiverse i386 Packages
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/main Sources
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/restricted Sources
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/universe Sources
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/multiverse Sources
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/main i386 Packages
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/restricted i386 Packages
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/universe i386 Packages
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/multiverse i386 Packages
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/main Sources
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/restricted Sources
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/universe Sources
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/multiverse Sources
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/main i386 Packages
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/restricted i386 Packages
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/universe i386 Packages
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/multiverse i386 Packages
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/main Sources
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/restricted Sources
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/universe Sources
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/multiverse Sources
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/main i386 Packages
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/restricted i386 Packages
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/universe i386 Packages
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/multiverse i386 Packages
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise/main Translation-en_US
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise/main Translation-en
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise/multiverse Translation-en_US
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise/multiverse Translation-en
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise/restricted Translation-en_US
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise/restricted Translation-en
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise/universe Translation-en_US
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise/universe Translation-en
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Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/main Translation-en_US
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/main Translation-en
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/multiverse Translation-en_US
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/multiverse Translation-en
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/restricted Translation-en_US
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/restricted Translation-en
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/universe Translation-en_US
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/universe Translation-en
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/main Translation-en_US
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/main Translation-en
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/multiverse Translation-en_US
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/multiverse Translation-en
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/restricted Translation-en_US
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/restricted Translation-en
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/universe Translation-en_US
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/universe Translation-en
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/main Translation-en_US
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/main Translation-en
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/multiverse Translation-en_US
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/multiverse Translation-en
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Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/restricted Translation-en_US
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Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/restricted Translation-en
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Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/universe Translation-en_US
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/universe Translation-en
  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:
W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise/Release.gpg  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise-updates/Release.gpg  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise-backports/Release.gpg  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise-security/Release.gpg  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/dists/precise/Release.gpg  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise/main/source/Sources  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise/restricted/source/Sources  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise/universe/source/Sources  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise/multiverse/source/Sources  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise/main/binary-i386/Packages  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise/restricted/binary-i386/Packages  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise/universe/binary-i386/Packages  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise/multiverse/binary-i386/Packages  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise-updates/main/source/Sources  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise-updates/restricted/source/Sources  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise-updates/universe/source/Sources  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise-updates/multiverse/source/Sources  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise-updates/main/binary-i386/Packages  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise-updates/restricted/binary-i386/Packages  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise-updates/universe/binary-i386/Packages  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise-updates/multiverse/binary-i386/Packages  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/dists/precise/main/source/Sources  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/dists/precise/main/binary-i386/Packages  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise-backports/main/source/Sources  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise-backports/restricted/source/Sources  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise-backports/universe/source/Sources  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise-backports/multiverse/source/Sources  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise-backports/main/binary-i386/Packages  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise-backports/restricted/binary-i386/Packages  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise-backports/universe/binary-i386/Packages  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise-backports/multiverse/binary-i386/Packages  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise-security/main/source/Sources  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise-security/restricted/source/Sources  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise-security/universe/source/Sources  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise-security/multiverse/source/Sources  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise-security/main/binary-i386/Packages  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise-security/restricted/binary-i386/Packages  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise-security/universe/binary-i386/Packages  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise-security/multiverse/binary-i386/Packages  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise/main/i18n/Translation-en_US  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise/main/i18n/Translation-en  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise/multiverse/i18n/Translation-en_US  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise/multiverse/i18n/Translation-en  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise/restricted/i18n/Translation-en_US  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise/restricted/i18n/Translation-en  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise/universe/i18n/Translation-en_US  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise/universe/i18n/Translation-en  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/dists/precise/main/i18n/Translation-en_US  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/dists/precise/main/i18n/Translation-en  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise-updates/main/i18n/Translation-en_US  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise-updates/main/i18n/Translation-en  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise-updates/multiverse/i18n/Translation-en_US  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise-updates/multiverse/i18n/Translation-en  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise-updates/restricted/i18n/Translation-en_US  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise-updates/restricted/i18n/Translation-en  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise-updates/universe/i18n/Translation-en_US  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise-updates/universe/i18n/Translation-en  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise-backports/main/i18n/Translation-en_US  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise-backports/main/i18n/Translation-en  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise-backports/multiverse/i18n/Translation-en_US  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise-backports/multiverse/i18n/Translation-en  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise-backports/restricted/i18n/Translation-en_US  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise-backports/restricted/i18n/Translation-en  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise-backports/universe/i18n/Translation-en_US  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise-backports/universe/i18n/Translation-en  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise-security/main/i18n/Translation-en_US  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise-security/main/i18n/Translation-en  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise-security/multiverse/i18n/Translation-en_US  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise-security/multiverse/i18n/Translation-en  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise-security/restricted/i18n/Translation-en_US  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise-security/restricted/i18n/Translation-en  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise-security/universe/i18n/Translation-en_US  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise-security/universe/i18n/Translation-en  Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80:

E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
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Try Changing your mirror via Software sources, check your Internet Connection also. –  atenz Aug 28 '12 at 15:04
    
I've tried many mirrors, the result is always the same. I don't have any connection issues, I am directly connected to my building's internet service and there does not appear to be a proxy. –  psilo Aug 28 '12 at 15:11
    
try ping 69.163.233.85 and ping archive.ubuntu.com in a terminal –  André Stannek Aug 28 '12 at 16:01
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The key is this part:

Unable to connect to 69.163.233.85:80
  • That IP address does not correspond to us.archive.ubuntu.com
  • In fact, it belongs to the hosting company DreamHost!
  • So this is most likely a proxy, or a manual IP mapping via /etc/hosts that was set but is no longer working. Please pastebin the output of apt-config dump and we can try to help you out.
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In my case, it seemed that a global proxy setting was somehow still active for apt, while not for the rest of the system. Re-applying not using a proxy via the Network Settings fixed the problem for me.

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