A method of connecting to the internet through an intermediary (a proxy server) which handles connections and redirects them.

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Easy way to switch network proxy settings?

I regularly use a http proxy for blocked sites here in China. However, it slows things down in general even for unblocked sites. Is there an easy way of switching proxy profiles? I'd prefer not to ...
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Why do I have to enter my password twice when changing proxy settings?

When I change the proxy settings and apply them system-wide, I always have to enter my super-user password, as anyone could expect. However, I have to do that twice : once for "proxy settings" and ...
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How do I make Empathy use the system proxy settings?

I want to use Empathy which is provided by default with Ubuntu 10.10. Unfortunately, it seems unable to take account of the proxy settings I applied system-wide. On the contrary, other programs are ...
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How can I proxy game traffic (UDP and TCP) through a remote Ubuntu server?

I want to run a game client on my windows machine, but route the traffic through an Ubuntu server located in another country. I know this will likely hurt latency, but that's not the main concern ...
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iptables rule to force all browsers to use proxy

I have installed squid as my proxy server in Ubuntu 10.04 standalone system which has a single NIC. Why i have installed Squid in a standalone system is because of my friends who uses my system to ...
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How to pretend to browse from a different country?

How to pretend to browse from a different country for view Streaming Online Television From Another Country or to use programms that don't work in my country or to Buying (shop). Edit: The best ...
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Setting up proxy to ignore all local addresses

I am trying to bypass the proxy for all addresses that are local network addresses. Such as http://test/ and http://mymachine/ and http://hismachine/ Is there an easy way to do that?
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Ubuntu One behind a proxy, how to make it work?

I am behind a web proxy server at work (no authentication) and I have set it up in Gnome (configuration applied system-wide). It works fine for accessing internet with a browser, but numerous ...
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How can a proxy be set for the whole xubuntu system?

Hello I need to find out how to enable a system wide proxy in xubuntu 10.10
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Network proxy is not applied

I'm trying to make the Update Manager work through the proxy on my ubuntu 9.10. I've tried what was suggested in this question, but the Update Manager still reports 409 conflict. Would really ...
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Proxy to automatically save specific URLs

I am looking for a network proxy that would do the following: If a requested URL matches a certain pattern (regular expressions would be ideal) save the transfer to a specified folder. I'm not sure ...
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Why does applying system-wide network proxy settings affect only the superuser (root)? [closed]

I recently solved my problem How to check if Network Proxy is really applied? Now I can use sudo apt-get install application-name easily - but the problem is that the normal user (not the superuser) ...
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How to check if Network Proxy is really applied?

I'm trying to set Network Proxy to use my LAN's internet connection to update packages. while the proxy settings works on my firefox, but the package manager still cannot connect to Internet. I have ...