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Old 03-07-2006, 06:41 AM   #1
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Configuring YUM for behind a proxy server

How do I do this? I need to get yum around my university firewall. Any help would be much appreciated.
Old 03-08-2006, 07:28 AM   #2
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create the following files in /etc/profile.d, and then this will work in *any* shell for *any* user of the system
export http_proxy=http://host.comort/
export ftp_proxy=http://host.comort/
export HTTP_PROXY=http://host.comort/
export FTP_PROXY=http://host.comort/

setenv http_proxy http://host.comort/
setenv ftp_proxy http://host.comort/
setenv no_proxy
setenv HTTP_PROXY http://host.comort/
setenv FTP_PROXY http://host.comort/

alternatively, take a gander here:

STUPID smileys. Wherever you see a smiley about I typed : port (without the spaces)

Last edited by acidzebra; 03-08-2006 at 07:29 AM.
Old 03-08-2006, 08:50 AM   #3
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cool. Thanks. I'll give it a go.
Old 03-19-2006, 11:33 AM   #4
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I found that it worked by doing export http_proxy= etc. etc., but now i'm back home. How do I undo these setting because I don't have a proxy at home, only a direct connection through a router.
Old 09-07-2006, 03:29 PM   #5
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Incredibly stupid newbie questions

If anyone is still reading this thread, maybe you can answer my questions about acidzebra's reply.

He says "Create the following files...". Okay, don't go ballistic on me, but what EXACTLY are the file names? Are the '#' symbols the first characters in the two file names, or do they indicate something I haven't learned yet?

Will doing this provide the proxy server info to other apps and commands besides yum? Specifically, will it fix the Add/Remove Software GUI applet?

How do I pass a username and password to the proxy server?

In Fedora Core 5, do any apps or commands reference the settings in the Network Proxy GUI applet? Firefox doesn't use the settings from it. Apparently yum doesn't either. Does it serve a purpose?

Inquiring minds want to know. Well, at least one.


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