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

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Transmission tracker and/or torrent traffic through proxy

I am trying to get Transmission to connect through a SOCKv5 proxy. I am not able to find any settings in the graphical interface to Transmission that allows me to change proxy server for the program. ...
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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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network profiles in ubuntu 12.04

I use a wired connection at home and in college. But at home i set my ipV4 settings to automatic DHCP whereas in college I need to manually enter the ip address, subnet and gateway and i also need to ...
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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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Proxy tunneling failed: Proxy Authentication RequiredUnable to establish SSL connection

$ wget https://raw.github.com/mseknibilel/OpenStack-Grizzly-Install-Guide/master/KeystoneScripts/keystone_basic.sh --2014-03-05 12:55:27-- ...
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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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Unable to update system from terminal on Ubuntu 14.04

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. Recently my institute changed network proxy settings. After that, I am unable to update anything from my terminal. Also, new installations from terminal are not possible. I ...
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How would I connect to a proxy on Ubuntu Studio?

So I am running Ubuntu Studio on my laptop and what do I do to connect to a proxy? I search for proxy and in network settings their is no PROXY tab. What are key words in the tabs to look for?
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Can't download anything due to proxy

I'm using 13.04 for the first time and I am using proxy base server that's why I can't download anything while I use apt-get update then it shows this message ...
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What alternatives are there to Fiddler debugging proxy?

I'm looking for a good and famous web debugging proxy that can logs all HTTP(S) traffic. Like a fiddler for Windows. I found that it doesn't work on Ubuntu. So is there any one for 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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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 ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Internet slow on Ubuntu 14.04

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my HP i7 Laptop. It is dual-boot setup along with Windows 8. Ubuntu ----installed on--> SSD 32Gb Windows 8 ----installed on--> HDD Problem: Internet works much ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...