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    HOWTO: Proxy Support

    Proxy Support

    Proxy support for Synaptic Package Manager.
    Start the software and click Settings-> Preferences-> Network Tab. Click Manual Proxy Configuration and enter your proxy information. If you have to login to the proxy then use the host format username:password@host.

    Proxy support for apt-get package management
    Define the http_proxy variable in the format http://host:port/. If you have to login then use the format http://username:password@host:port/. To define this variable add the following lines to the root login file /root/.bashrc.

    http_proxy=http://username:password@host:port/
    export http_proxy

    Proxy support for Mozilla Firefox
    Start Mozilla then click on Edit->Preferences. In the General section click on Connection Settings. Enter your proxy infomation here. If you have to authenticate against your proxy then Mozilla will prompt you for a username and password.

    Proxy support for the Gnome desktop
    Click on Computer->Desktop Preferences->Network Proxy
    Enter your proxy information here. How do you enter proxy auth here?

    Contribute!
    When you find more proxy configuration steps for other applications then post it as a reply to this message. One day in the future this will be a simple applet that will ask you proxy settings and configure all this for you. *hint* *hint*
    Last edited by gecko; October 23rd, 2004 at 05:36 AM.

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