[Ubuntu PA] apt through proxy

Matt Mossholder matt at mossholder.com
Thu Sep 6 16:31:39 BST 2007

On Wed, 5 Sep 2007 12:14:28 -0400, "Chad Waters" <chad at chadwaters.com> wrote:
> 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

    I use this every day without domain names. Works like a charm. You are probably hitting issues with the "\" in the username string. Try using "\\" or "/" instead.


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