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 update because the word prox* is blocked

I live in Ethiopia and the government blocks all urls with the word "proxy" in them. I couldn't use that word in the title above because that would make the url contain the word proxy. When I ...
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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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How do I set systemwide proxy servers in Xubuntu, Lubuntu or Ubuntu Studio?

I cannot find the settings anywhere do I have to set it through terminal through gconftools or is there some GUI present for it?
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How do I configure proxies in Ubuntu Server or Minimal (CLI) Ubuntu?

How do you configure proxy settings in the Ubuntu Server or Minimal (CLI) versions using the terminal?
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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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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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Where to set proxy ignore list?

I upgraded to ubuntu 11.10 from 11.04, shocked to see few things... My system is behind a proxy, so I did set a proxy setting. Being a web developer, I want to remove a lot of addresses that I type ...
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407 Proxy Authentication Required

When I try to install a software using Ubuntu Software center I get: Failed to download repository information Check Your Internet connection When I try to do a apt-get install something, I get: ...
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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 to install packages with apt-get on a system connected via proxy?

I've got an Ubuntu 11.10 system connected via a proxy to the internet, and I would like to install packages via apt-get. When I try to do that I get this error message: sudo apt-get install ...
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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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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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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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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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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 can I configure proxy authentication?

The Ubuntu 11.10 has only simple proxy configuration. Where is the authentication option? so it can be used to download packages?
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How to configure proxy authentication to work with Ubuntu Software Center?

I have tried put in apt config Acquire::http::proxy, and in Network>Network proxy with and without user:password@server:port and using environment variables http_proxy and https_proxy. Nothing seems ...
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Why is Google Chrome ignoring my proxy settings?

I just installed Ubuntu 11.10 in my laptop.The network I am connected to uses a proxy server. I adjusted the proxy settings in System Settings->Network->Network Proxy. I applied them system wide, but ...
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How to access blocked sites?

I am in Pakistan and YouTube is blocked here. I want to take the Lecture videos from YouTube. In Windows, I was using Hotspotshield to bypass the proxy. But now, using Ubuntu, I don't know how to ...
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Does apt-cacher change packages access time?

I tried to remove the long time unused packages from apt-cacher archive using find: $ find /var/cache/apt-cacher -atime +5 -type f -name ".*deb*" | wc -l 8471 $ find /var/cache/apt-cacher -atime +9 ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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How to make Ubuntu honor “ignore-hosts” proxy settings for IPv6?

I just typed under "dconf-editor", System → Proxy → ignore-hosts, the following content: ['localhost', '127.0.0.0/8', '::1', '192.168.0.1', '2000::/3', 'fc00::/8'] But, Google Chrome (and apt-get ...
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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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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 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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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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Disable proxy server for one apt repository

I have made a local apt repository, but my IT-department caches LAN traffic on the proxy server. Is there a way I could work around this to disable the proxy settings for this local apt repository? in ...
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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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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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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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Apt-get update with an @ in password error

I want to update ubuntu 11.04 throught apt-get. So I added the following lines in apt.conf export http_proxy=http://username:password@proxyserver.net:port/ export ...
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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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Why is apt-get always using proxy, although no proxy is configured?

I'm trying to disable the proxy for apt-get but it seems like apt-get gets it's proxy configuration from somewhere else other than /etc/apt/apt.conf, because although the apt.conf file is empty (and ...
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How to use “apt-get” via “Http-proxy” like this?

I'm trying to use apt-get command on a network that uses a proxy, like this: We use 10.114.7.7 on port 80 as Http-proxy, and after that an authentication window comes up, asking for user name and ...
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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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Enable proxy settings at work, disable proxy settings at home?

At work, I have a proxy set on many files/applications. In /apt/apt/apt.conf I have Acquire::http::Proxy "http://myproxy.example.com:8888" set. In /etc/wgetrc I have: https_proxy = ...
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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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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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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.