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    help - what is accessing my proxy?

    Hello,

    I am running Hardy Herron on a VirtualBox VM at work to do tasks in Linux from time to time. I'm currently having a problem that something on my Linux machine is trying to log in to my work environment with my username and an old password. This is a serious issue, because whenever I start the Linux VM my account at work gets locked out immediately and I have to get IT to unlock it.

    I think it's likely that something has my username and password stored for accessing the proxy here. Before I got rid of it, I had the 'export http_proxy' line in my .bashrc script so that apt-get would work. But the problem persists. I have also removed the proxy settings under synaptic and the Gnome desktop at preferences->Network Proxy.

    Any ideas for what could be attached to the username and password?

    Thank you all for your help,


    Dan

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    Re: help - what is accessing my proxy?

    No, but it is an easy matter to wipe the instance and recreate it.

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    Re: help - what is accessing my proxy?

    Quote Originally Posted by blueridgedog View Post
    No, but it is an easy matter to wipe the instance and recreate it.
    I'm unclear - are you talking about recreating the VM or recreating the issue?

    Thanks,


    Dan

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    Re: help - what is accessing my proxy?

    I was suggesting that in the absence of a solution, you could delete the VM and recreate it. Alternatively, you could delete your user account in the VM and add a new user. Your invalid credentials are cached someplace, at it is likely it is a user level issue. I would unplug the host OS's network cable, launch the VM then add a new user account. Log out, then in as the new user and you can re-attach to the network. Your issue should be resolved.

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