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The Ubuntu 11.10 has only simple proxy configuration. Where is the authentication option? so it can be used to download packages?

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You could try the easy to use GUI tool GrrProxy –  Renae Lider Mar 21 at 18:18

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From reading the upstream bug about this, it looks to be possible, but requires you to enter the host in the form of username:password@host in the network proxy dialog.

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What if the password itself contains ":"? Do I need to escape it then? –  k0pernikus Dec 6 '11 at 8:56

In system setting network option there you would find proxy option and apply system wide,if this does not work then put firefox it will work.

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Try specifying the proxy address as username:password@address

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