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Old 11-28-2004, 05:37 PM   #1
Registered: Oct 2003
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Distribution: SuSE 8.2, SuSE 9.1 on desktop (besides W2K). SuSE 9.1 on notebook (besides XP).
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how to apt-get using an existing proxy?

Hi all,

I've successfully installed a (Debian-based) Mepis Linux and would like to try the apt-get mechanism. The machine can ping my proxy server at, but it cannot see anything outside the intranet.

I assume this is due to the missing proxy server setup. I already tried the following without final success:
- export http_proxy=
on a command line before an external ping.
- looked for the file /etc/sysconfig/network
(not present in Mepis Linux)
- edited /etc/resolv.conf to include my provider's DNS IPs

The firewall on the proxy server machine is configured to accept everything from IP address-space

What else can I do so that the Debian machine can access the internet?
Old 12-21-2004, 09:29 AM   #2
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Yes I encounter the same problem as you.

I can ping the site but I can't apt-get update. I'm also behind a proxy server.


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