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Old 03-20-2010, 02:14 AM   #1
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Unhappy Proxy problem

I am behind a passworded proxy. I can connect to the Internet using Firefox, Chrome or even Synaptic. But when I set the bash environment variable as:
export http_proxy=http://user:password@proxy_address
and try to download the files using wget like bizip2 or debian packages I get 404 error and with the pure domain names like or I just get the default proxy password change page as output file.

What is the problem. I even tried changing the user-agent of wget.
Old 03-20-2010, 03:00 AM   #2
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for wget use --proxy-user=user --proxy-password=password
Old 03-20-2010, 09:19 AM   #3
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Used that too. Still same problem.
Old 03-27-2010, 09:59 AM   #4
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I missed to put the port address in the proxy. My bad. Sorry for the trouble that caused you.


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