Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I am very new to ubuntu, I decided to try it out two days ago. I am using proxy server [ with user name and password]. I cant access any on-line resources both with the terminal, transmission(to download torrents), or Ubuntu software center. For firefox, I have configured it and can download .deb and other files but need direct access. Please give me step by step instruction as to how to configure and authenticate 12.04 terminal. Thank you

share|improve this question
This is similar to this question, try the answers from there. – Peachy Jul 9 '12 at 17:22
@msPeachy That's been closed as a duplicate of this other question‌​, which is APT-specific. This question here is not APT specific, so while this seems likely to be a duplicate of something, it's probably not one of those. – Eliah Kagan Jul 14 '12 at 1:54
Use: username:Your password@ – user151344 Apr 22 '13 at 20:55

edit /etc/apt/apt.conf to have following entries.

Acquire::http::Proxy "http://yourproxyaddress:proxyport";
Acquire::https::Proxy "http://yourproxyaddress:proxyport"; 
Acquire::ftp::Proxy "http://yourproxyaddress:proxyport";
share|improve this answer

protected by Community Nov 5 '13 at 22:50

Thank you for your interest in this question. Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site (the association bonus does not count).

Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead?

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.