Setting up proxy in Ubuntu

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Proxy settings in Ubuntu

Ubuntu is a Debian GNU / Linux operating system with an interface similar to the usual Windows users. It is used on PC laptops and servers. Which means that it also needs to configure a proxy server. In Ubuntu, this process has certain features that you should be paying attention to the following recommendations.

Settings up a proxy in Ubuntu

(OS settings)

  1. Open system settings in Ubuntu:

    Open system settings in Ubuntu

  2. The newed opened settings menu click on the “Network” category:

    Click on the «Network» category

  3. On the left side of the window, click on the “Network Proxy”. In the “Method” drop-down list, choose “Manual”. Fill up the “HTTP” and “HTTPS” proxy fields with the data. Click on “Apply system wide” after.

    You may find it useful to know how HTTP(S) differs from SOCKS proxies.
     

    Click on the «Network Proxy». In the «Method» drop-down list, choose «Manual». Fill up the «HTTP» and «HTTPS» proxy fields with the data. Click on «Apply system wide» after

To activate the settings, you must perform a complete reboot.

Check proxy settings

You can refine the configuration using the command: wget -q0 - eth0.me or wget google.com

Use command: wget -q0 - eth0.me or wget google.com

Possible problems

The problems that arise configuring proxies in Ubuntu can be the following nuances, which should be paid special attention:

  • the inability to specify the proxy login and password, which requires authorization settings by IP address according to the standard scheme;

  • due to the fact that some utilities do not work with global type parameters, special settings or a login and password are required.

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