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

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Cannot Add PPA Behind Proxy Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I am unable to add a repository via the command line on Ubuntu 14.04. Apt-get works perfectly fine, and I am able to update the system. I have configured my /etc/apt/apt.config file as follows: ...
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How do system wide proxy settings work?

Back in Windows land, it was only Chrome and IE and few other softwares that used IE's internal proxy settings. I'm interested to know how does it work in Ubuntu/Linux in general? Often just setting ...
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Can't complete dropbox installation from behind proxy

Problem: My PC on campus sits behind a proxy (requiring authentication) and I can't setup Dropbox. I am convinced that this is a proxy issue as I can't setup Ubuntu one either (but I don't use Ubuntu ...
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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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Is there a way to use Tor system-wide?

Almost everything is blocked where I am and I need to use a transparent proxy to access anything. I tried using Tor (online anonymity software) but it doesn't work for all the system applications. I ...
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How do I reset proxy in terminal to automatic if not connected via proxy

I tried to reset proxy of the terminal by some commands but it doesn't happen and automatically switches back to this proxy 172.16.0.16 (which apparently was my college proxy). I checked in my ...
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How to set system-wide proxy address using shell script?

I want to set system Proxy address through my Qt application. So i was wondering if i could write a script which can be executed by my application every time to change the proxy address. I tried : ...
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apt.conf “Acquire::http:Proxy ”proxyserver:port" seems not to be used (Ubuntu 13.04 under Virtual Box on Win7)

This is for an installation of Ubuntu 13.04 Desktop in a VirtualBox VM. I'm on a corprate network with an HTTP proxy at x.y.z.251:9090. I've configured the guest OS with the autoconfiguration script, ...
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HOWTO: run Tor and Vidalia on Ubuntu easily, browse and IM anonymously

You may have noticed that the Tor package in the repos doesn't work well with the Vidalia pakcage in the same repos. Funny, huh? So I did a little bit of research to find out how to easily run Tor on ...
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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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Steam-Linux behind a proxy server

I just downloaded Steam Beta from here. I installed the package, and when I start steam, I get the following It then says, unable to connect. When I start it from the terminal, I get this error. ...
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Can't install gems from behind proxy

I'm running 12.04 in a VM, and I am behind a corporate proxy. I've got the environment variables set (tried both all lower and all upper case for [http|https|ftp]_proxy, as well as not specifying the ...
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How do I set a global SOCKS proxy in Xubuntu?

I saw a similar thread here, but this doesn't specify how to specify a SOCKS proxy globally. In vanilla Ubuntu there was a proxy configuration program that affected the entire system. Is there ...
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Ubuntu Software Center Proxy with password

The Ubuntu PC is behind a proxy server that requires a password. On Windows it automatically uses windows authentication (e.g. with Internet Explorer), or enter it manually (e.g. Avast). I did a ...
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no internet for terminal- connect through a proxy

I'm using newly installed 13.04 on my lap. I've connected to wifi connection in our university and configured the proxy settings in network settings. I can access web and even software updater work ...
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Proxy exceptions in 12.04 LTS

How do I setup proxy exceptions under Ubuntu 12.04? Already tried the proposed solutions for earlier Ubuntu versions and none seem to work. There is no Network Proxy Preferences in 12.04 AFAIK. ...
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Prox* authentication issue with online accounts (12.10)

I want to use Ubuntu's online accounts feature to access my Facebook account. The thing is, my school has a proxy server you have to use to access https sites. So I configured my proxy settings ...
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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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Proxy authentication with terminal Ubuntu 14.04

I would like to access the internet to update files etc. from the terminal on a secured proxy network. I've already tried the following: Adding to /etc/apt/apt.conf, /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/01proxy, ...
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How to configure proxy for online account authentication

When I try to register a new online account the authentication screen just hangs and finally ends in "An error occured while loading the authenication page". I have tried to do this both at work ...
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Simple and easy way to bypass blocked sites

My ISP blocks a lot of websites so I need an easy way to bypass it. I use a proxy to bypass it. What if I use my own squid server will it bypass my ISP block sites? I need an easy and simple way to ...
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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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Proxy Blocking apt-get, Allowing wget/curl

I'm having an issue getting passed my corporate proxy server. I had an exception put in place to allow my IP address to pass through, but haven't been able to get apt-get to work. wget can get to ...
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how to use proxy server

i wanna know to to setup proxy server in ubuntu 12.04 only to access Internet . in windows i use freegate to access Internet since all Internet sites are blocked by fortiguard web filtering . is ...
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Gnome Online Accounts through proxy

I am trying to set up my Google Account through Online Accounts, but all I get is the blank screen. I am behind an authenticated proxy server. I have set up the following Proxy environment ...
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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 do I set up a local SOCKS proxy that tunnels traffic through SSH?

Assume I have access to an SSH server that supports tunneling, and I am on a PC that is running *ubuntu, how do I set up a local SOCKS proxy that tunnels the traffic through that SSH server before ...
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apt-get upgrade gives “403 forbidden” error

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 64b. sudo apt-get update works fine, but when I run sudo apt-get upgrade I get these errors: Err http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring-updates/main python3.3-minimal ...
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How to patch Apache mod-proxy 3.0.1 with 3.0.1-1.1? [closed]

The command $ sudo apt-get install libapache2-mod-proxy-html and then $sudo service apache2 restart fires: apache2: Syntax error on line 210 of /etc/apache2/apache2.conf: Syntax error on line 1 of ...
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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 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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UbuntuOne for Windows does not work - I got “Problem opening the ping_url” error

When I try to login to existing account I got "Problem opening the ping_url" error.
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proxy authentication in system settings but with a twist

We have a password policy that enforces the users to use special characters in their passwords. Hence some passwords will be Gt4@gj#k for example. Now to specify the system wide proxy settings (Why ...
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Not able to add repo when APT is using a proxy connection

I have ubuntu 12.10 working on my system. I have tried many time to add repo but every time i tried i got the same error as in this case. $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:scopes-packagers/ppa Cannot ...
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Is there any software for bypassing the firewall?

I am using ubuntu 10.04. Is there any software to bypass the firewall configured by my network administrator. I have seen my friend using software named ultrasurf in windows which bypasses the ...
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setting VPN in ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to connect to a vpn on Ubuntu 14.04 Got a lot of tutorials over the internet. Also refered to some questions on askubuntu.com, like this one How to access blocked sites?. But its still not ...
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Set web proxy using pac-file-url in lubuntu

I want to use a pac-file-url to set the web proxy rules for chromium in lubuntu. Chromium reads its settings from the system wide OS settings. I read How do I set systemwide proxy servers in ...
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Where are the proxy settings saved? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set systemwide proxy servers in Xubuntu, Lubuntu or Ubuntu Studio? I'd like to built a script to switch the proxies between home and work. I know that you can ...
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How to (re)configure my internet connection? (DNS resolving failed)

A couple of days ago I was working with ipython notebook and it opens me a page in my web browser (Google Chrome) and I was able to work with the notebook (zero problems with my internet). Then, I ...
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Package 'libdconf0' has no installation candidate [closed]

My system settings do not persist. I have been trying to set system wide proxy settings. BUt once I set it and if I open the settings dialogue again, the last saved settings vanish. I tried setting ...
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System wide Proxy settings when on a windows network with a password

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 ...
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unable to enter proxy authentication details in synaptic Ubuntu 13.04

Hi I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04, I work behind a proxy and it has all sorts of complications, authentication, special character in the password. So I used to enter the proxy settings in the ...
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How do I set a system-wide proxy in Lubuntu (or LXDE)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set systemwide proxy servers in Xubuntu, Lubuntu or Ubuntu Studio? In Ubuntu with Unity, we have an option to set a system wide proxy. When I tried Lubuntu ...
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ISA Proxy server

Have a proxy at work that runs Microsoft ISA. i used to be able to connect using 11.10 with firefox no problem at all. i could either put the settings in firefox or the settings in ubuntu network ...
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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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curl command fails with a timeout

I'm trying to run the following command on my ubuntu box: curl https://install.meteor.com/ | sh It times out. I tried to ping the address but it just sits there. I also tried to ping google.com ...
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Firefox ins't able to load most of the pages. Network manager issue

I apologize in advance if there are any inaccuracies in the way I'll expose my problem... I'm not an IT expert but I'll try to do my best. So, I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and the thing is that Firefox ...
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How to use TOR SOCKS proxy for apt-get?

I am running tor browser in my Ubuntu 14.04 and and after successful connection I used socks proxy which is 127:0.0.1:9150 in my browser and it worked fine. But when I put Acquire::socks::proxy ...
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Freegate in ubuntu

It's possible to use Freegate (for surfing the web anonymously)in Ubuntu 13.04? Is it possible to use Wine for this purpose? Would it work really?
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Updating http_proxy environment variable

I recently changed my password corresponding to my username for my proxy. Hence I updated the apt.conf and /etc/environment files with my new password. However when I type echo $http_proxy or ...