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arroy_0209
July 6th, 2011, 06:39 PM
Can anybody please explain whether I need to set up network proxy for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (system->prefernces->network proxy)? In fact I can connect to internet using a modem without worrying about it but will it be better if I do?

In firefox, should I edit proxy setting? the options are: no proxy, auto detect proxy, use system proxy, manual proxy, and there are severl proxies like HTTP proxy etc. Does proxy setting has anything to do with security?

jmoorse
July 12th, 2011, 06:19 AM
You should not need to change the proxy settings. It will not make it 'better'.

Proxies are used to 'intercept' and forward requests, often for HTTP/S. Many companies use this for caching and content filtering.

You can also use a proxy to hide the origin of your request (eg: your IP) to a remote web server. I recommend you Google web proxy if you want more info.