[Ubuntu PA] apt through proxy

Chad Waters chad at chadwaters.com
Wed Sep 5 17:14:28 BST 2007


Hi.

So I got an IM from a friend that has just taken the plunge into
Ubuntu. I'm trying to help him out and he's stumbled upon something I
haven't encountered: apt through proxy.

Quite honestly I'm really surprised there isn't a nice dialog to set this up.

The cleanest method to achieve this seems to be adding this to apt.conf:

Acquire::http::Proxy "http://username:passwd@proxyhostname:port";

That seems to the right path to lead him down, but I can't get it to
recognize active directory tied usernames ( ie domain\username).

Has anyone successfully  set this up?

-Chad



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