I just had a problem downloading some files from Amazon Web Services using the aws cp command. The script ran fine as the root user but did not when run in roots cron tab. A normal copy command that took just seconds, timed out with the error:
HTTPSConnectionPool(host='s3.eu-central-1.amazonaws.com', port=443): Max retries exceeded with url: /bla.txt (Caused by ConnectTimeoutError(
, 'Connection to s3.eu-central-1.amazonaws.com timed out. (connect timeout=60)')) Completed 1 part(s) with ... file(s) remaining
I came across Kris Jordan‘s excellent tips and finally got the idea that it may be my proxy environment variables that were not getting accessed.
I fixed the issue by adding the environment variable directly in the script I was running.
export https_proxy="http://username:email@example.com:12345" export http_proxy="http://username:firstname.lastname@example.org:12345"
Note: that is case sensitive, so use https_proxy/http_proxy and not HTTPS_PROXY/HTTP_PROXY.