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

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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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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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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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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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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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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 www....
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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 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 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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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 permanently disable http_proxy

When I remove proxy from System/Network and apply it system wide it still remains when working in console. When I run: env | grep proxy it prints: http_proxy=http://proxy.studnet.lan:8080 ...
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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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Is there a chat application that supports a proxy?

I've upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10 and it seems that it has a lack of support for internet connections with a proxy. Pidgin has stopped working, and when I go to the Proxy tab, under the settings window, ...
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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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Systemwide proxy settings in ubuntu

I wanted to use internet on my college proxy server which also requires authentication. I searched google for solutions and the best solution I found yet was this . I have modified the script in the ...
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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 do I configure apt-get to use a Pac file for a proxy?

In my workplace we use the Pac file for proxy network .And the Pac file when i give to the browser setting its work fine Edit-->Advance-->Network-->Setting. When i gave the Url its working fine for me....
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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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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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Persistent SSH Connection

I use this command to make an SSH tunnel to a remote server. ssh -D localproxy:9999 -C tcx0@111.222.333.444 I also made a shell script using expect command to auto process entire process with also ...
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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 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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How to setup VPN as Proxy

I have an PerfectPrivacy VPN connected via the OpenVPN-Network-Manger-Plugin (Ubuntu 12.04.1) and I want to assign a system wide proxy over that VPN. I have tried proxydriver that should do that ...
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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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Proxy settings not working

I just installed Ubuntu 11.10 with Wubi and I am currently on a campus that requires the usage of a proxy server. I went into System Settings/Network/Proxy Settings. Didn't work. I manually set the ...
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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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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 firewll,...
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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 Xubuntu,...
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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 set ...
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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 ...
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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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Proxy Server on Kubuntu 15.04 not working. Need help. :[

I recently installed Kubuntu 15.04. I can connect normally through LAN and wifi that requires no proxy. The problem is that the wifi in our college requires proxy with authentication. I have already ...
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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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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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Running a command in a new terminal instance in a bash script

I have a bash script where I configure my proxy settings automatically. I have created some aliases in the .bash_aliases file. Now there is one command where I ssh into my remote server and do some ...
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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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launch program through shadowsocks

I have used http proxy like: export http_proxy=http://127.0.0.1:port programname to run program through http proxy. How to launch program through shadowsocks?
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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 12.04, ...
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Apt-Get Update keeps getting the same package

I started an apt-get update on my desktop machine today and was still running after 30 minutes. It keeps downloading from the same repository. There is a Get counter on each line and that keeps ...
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WIFI poor signal HP 15-af165sa

02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n [14e4:4365] (rev 01) Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:804a] Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV-...
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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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Proxy problems after upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04 / Apt 1.2

I used the cntlm proxy for authentication against a ntlm proxy server in the past. While this worked seamlessly in 14.04, now I get some Hash Sum mismatches when trying to sudo apt update. I also ...
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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 "socks:...
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burp: The proxy server is refusing connections from another computer

Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS (Precise) 32-bit desktop. I have installed burp (an intercepting Proxy), and it works for programs run from the same computer, but when I try to connect from another computer on ...
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“No suitable download server found” [duplicate]

I bumped into the problem that I can't download any updates or new packages. I had this problem before which I could solve through several steps sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/* -vf sudo apt-get clean ...
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cant connect to internet directly on ubuntu

I have dual booted machine windows 7 with ubuntu 12.04. I dont have direct internet access in ubuntu on wired network although direct connection works in windows7. I have to connect through a proxy ...
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Why does add-apt-repository now fail to retrieve keys behind my proxy server, but I can update package lists and manually receive the keys? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and 12.04 with the latest updates behind a proxy server at my school. I had no problem a few months ago. However, over the past two months when I try to add a repository with ...