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

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Install of mod_proxy to get ProxyPass to work

I've been trying to follow these instructions, so that I could get the Citadel mail server to work alongside Apache, but I get an error when I try to restart Apache: Invalid command 'ProxyPass', ...
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Why does Privoxy needs a restart at boot?

I have an Ubuntu 10.04 installed and I installed Privoxy: apt-get install -y privoxy Okay, it works great with my rules, fine. When I boot up my desktop PC I can see that Privoxy is started, it ...
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How can I access Facebook and other forbidden websites in China?

I'm flying to China soon for a long time, so I'd like to know how to configure my Ubuntu 11.04 so I can access forbidden websites (like Facebook) I've heard about VPN and Proxy, but I don't know how ...
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Where do I set socks5 proxy settings on a server?

Which software is used to setup connection to socks5 proxy from Ubuntu server?
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Gnome 3 proxy settings

If I set my network proxy settings using Gnome 3 Manager in Ubuntu 11.04 System Settings like the following picture: Chrome and Firefox are not using those proxy settings when trying to connect to ...
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How do I ignore a proxy if not available?

Following the instructions in Best way to cache apt downloads on a LAN?, I've set up a caching proxy in my local network. Since that machine is not always up, I'd like to be able to refresh the ...
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Setting proxy works for Firefox but not the package manager [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to use apt-get/synaptic behind a proxy? I'm using Ubuntu version 11.04 I live in a university and we have to give our proxy userid to obtain any internet access. ...
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How do I get add-apt-repository to work through a proxy?

I'm trying to follow the "Installing Cross Toolchain on Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid) and 10.10 (Maverick) Hosts" instructions on wiki.linaro.org (on my Ubuntu 10.04 VM). The first step is: sudo ...
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Empathy not connecting on school's public wifi

Empathy just sits trying to connect to my facebook and Google Talk accounts on my school's public wifi. On the public wifi there is a proxy I have to connect to and register with (just type in an ...
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How to use a proxy on the command line?

I can set my proxy username and password along with proxy settings in the proxy ui but these settings do not work on the command line. How can I use apps such as wget & ping on the command line ...
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No route to host - Proxy issue

In my office,proxy is enabled in my system .When i use wget for downloading,The terminal giving "No route to host" issue.But when i connect to the same site using browser,It is connecting.I've ...
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Can connect to internet only via proxy

After attempting to use a VPN client (Astrill), I can no longer access the internet through my Ubuntu installation. The VPN was setup as piece of software, not something to be used through Ubuntu ...
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How can I configure Internet proxy on VM?

I am running Ubuntu 10.04 on VMPlayer within Windows 7. Our corporation has just enforced an internet proxy, let's call it internet.largecompany.com:8443 for the sake of argument, and we can no longer ...
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Chrome set system wide proxy

when I set up a socket proxy in chrome and click the "apply system wide" button. does that mean that every software that connects to the internet is going to use that proxy, including chats and ...
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How to make Vidalia work with Tor and Privoxy?

I installed Vidalia and Privoxy. When I start Vidalia, I get connected to the Tor network. But my IP address wont change with both browsers Opera and Chrome. My settings in proxy are set to local ...
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How to download packages without using the software center?

Where can I manually download stuff from (in a user friendly way) without using the Ubuntu software center? And if that's not possible, how can I fix the proxy restrictions of the software center. It ...
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How to install squid-deb-proxy-client via preseed/early_command

Using Lucid, installing from the Lucid mini.iso. Both AMD64. In the following I've tried as \, all of apt-get, apt-install, anna-install, dpkg: d-i preseed/early_command string <cmd+opt> ...
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How to use apt-get/synaptic behind a proxy? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: apt-get does not work with proxy I use net connection that needs proxy, user name and password, I can access to the net by firefox, but I can't update my system or use ...
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How do I configure apt to use a Proxy.pac file?

So I have a proxy.pac file at work (it doesn't have a username or password) it's just a simple .pac file. I've gotten it to work with Chrome so I can surf the web, but apt-get and update do not work. ...
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How can I autostart a SSH -D tunnel at login for a SOCKS proxy?

I know that if I want to start an SSH tunnel ssh -d 9000 user@userserver This is one solution for a dynamic tunnel to be opened on port 9000 for a user named "user" on the host "userserver" ...
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Gwibber does not respect proxy settings

Is there any way to make Gwibber respect the system proxy settings? Right now, if I try setting up a Facebook account from the "Broadcast Accounts..." option, it comes back with an "unable to load ...
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syntax for SOCKS proxy in apt.conf

I want to add SOCKS proxy settings to /etc/apt/apt.conf. What is the syntax for it? Is it same as http and ftp syntax? Thanks.
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What happened to /etc/apt/apt.conf?

I was browsing through the apt folder to try my proxy settings and I was unable to find the apt.conf file in Ubuntu 11.04. Is there any alternative file for it? Adding proxy settings to 99-synaptic ...
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proxy settings don't help with update manager

I'm currently behind a proxy at my university. I can access the www on this computer by changing chromium's proxy settings. I can also use the command line apt-get only by running this function each ...
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How do I use simpleproxy?

Can some one give me an example scenario where this package can be used? http://packages.ubuntu.com/dapper/simpleproxy
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How to make Transmission download torrents behind a proxy?

Can anyone help me configure Transmission to download torrent files behind a proxy? I have http_proxy set in my .bashrc.
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Adding a ppa repo and get key signed - no valid OpenPGP data - proxy issue?

I want to get a ppa key signed I tried apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys A258828C Executing: gpg --ignore-time-conflict --no-options --no-default-keyring ...
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Using an APT proxy for downloads during installation

During system installation from a Desktop LiveCD (10.10) I checked the "Download updates during installation" option. Before starting the install I had configured an apt proxy server. The proxy ...
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error 503: service unavailable when using apt-get update behind proxy

I am using a transparent proxy (other box). When I try to do an 'apt-get update' I get these warnings (in german): ... W: Fehlschlag beim Holen von ...
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How to add .pac files?

I have got a proxy auto-configuration script which works on browsers and not on synaptic or cli. any idea where to put the proxy.pac file so that i can use the terminal / synaptic for internet ...
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Get Tor and Irssi working together [closed]

Hi I am trying to get Tor working with Irssi. The directions at the bottom of this page Freenode Install Link say to :~/.irssi$ tor MapAddress 10.40.40.40 p4fsi4ockecnea7l.onion Feb 12 04:26:51.101 ...
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What is the all_proxy environment variable used for?

When I type set | grep -i proxy I see all environmental variables which refers to proxy settings. I understand the meaning of http_proxy and ftp_proxy but what is all_proxy used for and where can ...
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Squid Proxy Problem to arised after update

When I restart squid web proxy service, I receive the following errors. What are these errors? /etc/init.d/squid restart Rather than invoking init scripts through /etc/init.d, use the service(8) ...
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How do I add a repository from behind a proxy?

Hi I've a problem at the office. We're behind a proxy (which is set and applied at ubuntu proxy settings) and when I try to add a repository from terminal, I get: Error reading --some url here--: ...
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Configuring Firefox to use a proxy from the command line

I'm looking for a way to tell Firefox to use a proxy in Ubuntu Ludid (10.04.1 LTS). I'm installing Ubuntu semi-automatically on several identical machines. For this, I use a script that, amongst ...
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Best way to set up DNS caching?

In order to speed up DNS lookups, I want to install a DNS cache or proxy. I can see at least three programs I think will do the job: bind9, pdnsd, or dnsmasq. I would like to make sure that if I ...
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tor stops while bootstrapping, what could be the problem?

since last week I am having a problem using tor. It says bootstrapped 10% finishing handshake with directory server and then it just stops. It might help to say that I am in Iran. Any idea how to ...
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Configuring Pianobar proxy [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to get pianobar working with tor and polipo I've made a proxy as listed here is there any way to make pianobar use that so i can connect to pandora? I'm outside the ...
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Running Apache and Tomcat together on different subdomains?

Posted this on ServerFault but didn't get a response. Hoping I will have better luck on the Ubuntu site. I have been trying to get this working the whole of today. I have a server which resolves to ...
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What do these apt commands do?

What do these commands do? Acquire::http::No-Cache=True -o Acquire::BrokenProxy=true update Acquire::http::Max-Age "0"
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How to enable SOCKS 5 authentication in Network Proxy Preferences

Is there a way to add SOCKS 5 authentication to the Network Proxy Preferences dialog ? Currently it supports only HTTP authentication.
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Squid or Polipo

Currently I am using Squid3 on my netbook, which has an Atom N450 processor and 1 GB of RAM running ubuntu. The proxy is used to share the internet connection with a small group of PC's (3 machines) ...
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Where are the system-wide proxy server settings?

I access my Internet connection through through a proxy server. All I need to enter is HTTP address and port. Where can I enter these for system-wide settings? Note: this question and answers ...
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Why am I not able to buy applications?

I would have liked to buy some software, but the 'For Purchase' category in the Software Center remains desperately empty. How do I activate the availability of such apps? Is it possible that I am ...
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How to get pianobar working with tor and polipo

Wanting to listen to Pandora from outside the US, I followed the instructions here and changed my /etc/tor/torrc file according to the instructions here. I learned about pianobar, a console-based ...
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How to get Opera work correctly with Privoxy?

I use Privoxy and recently switched back to Opera as browser. Anything is fine, but one thing is annoying: Everytime I start the computer I have to restart privoxy (sudo /etc/init.d/privoxy restart) ...
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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 ...