I'm using Ubuntu on a windows network. I want to connect to the world wide web. I have followed the steps here which I have found very useful. However when I try to ping a website (eg: ping www.wikipedia.org) I get no reply. I can ping local computers on my network, but I need to go through our proxy to get to the world wide web.
I can even browse wikipedia using firefox, I just needed to enter the proxy configuration script location and my username and password.
I'm quite sure the reason I'm having this trouble is because I havn't entered a username and password. I'm not sure how to do this on a system wide level.
ultimately I would like to be able to use package managers like synaptic but first I need them to be able to connect to the internet.
As sugested I created a /etc/apt/apt.conf file like
Acquire::http::Proxy "http://chrisav:firstname.lastname@example.org:8080"; Acquire::https::Proxy "https://chrisav:email@example.com:8080"; Acquire::ftp::Proxy "ftp://chrisav:firstname.lastname@example.org:8080"; Acquire::socks::Proxy "socks://chrisav:email@example.com:8080";
However I still cant ping wikipedia
when I try installing stuff I get
chris@chris-Ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install kate Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package kate