[xubuntu-users] System-wide Proxy settings - where?
xubuntu at sheep.art.pl
Sun Jun 10 20:53:05 UTC 2007
Dnia Sun, Jun 10, 2007 at 04:38:30PM -0400, napisale(a)s:
> On Jun 10, 2007, at 3:46 PM, Radomir Dopieralski wrote:
> > Nice to see you again :)
> > I can only repeat what I already told you on the channel:
> > you need to set the environment variable http_proxy to the url of the
> > proxy (including the 'http://' and port number).
> You must have me mixed up with someone else, I haven't been on the
Yeah, I must have.
> How do I do that, exactly?
There is a number of possible ways, but to do it globally I'd do the
Edit the file /etc/environment, for example with this command:
(it will ask you for your password, because you need to do it as a root)
now, add the following line to that file:
where 'my.proxy.address' and 'port' need to be replaced with the
respective values you wish to use. Save the file and relog -- make sure
the setting is there by opening a terminal and ussuing the command:
export | grep http_proxy
You might be also interested in the fact that apt (the application that
performs the installation of packages in Ubuntu) has some support for
proxy. For details, open a terminal and issue the command:
then search for the word 'proxy' by typing '/proxy'.
Radomir `The Sheep' Dopieralski
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