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Old 06-06-2008, 12:59 PM   #1
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test a remote proxy from the command line


howto test a remote proxy from the command line ?
proxy port should be open:
# telnet 3128
Connected to
Escape character is '^]'.
but what are next steps to test HTTP ?

I have debian Etch stable on the local machine and on the proxy server.
Old 06-06-2008, 02:05 PM   #2
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hmm... why can't you just configure this proxy in your browser and test?
Sorry, I missed the command line part.
export http_proxy=http://remote.proxyort
no use wget to get a page

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Old 09-22-2014, 06:44 AM   #3
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Use the following syntax to configure the proxy for http, https and ftp traffic on the Linux command line :

$ export http_proxy="http://proxy-server:port"
$ export https_proxy="https://proxy-server:port"
$ export ftp_proxy="http://proxy-server:port"
Use the following syntax if the proxy server requires authentication :
$ export http_proxy="http://user:password@proxy-server:port"
$ export https_proxy="https://user:password@proxy-server:port"
$ export ftp_proxy="http://user:password@proxy-server:port"
Testing Proxy
Use the following command to check current proxy settings :
$ env | grep -i proxy
You can test the proxy by checking your public IP address from the command line :
$ wget -q -O - \ | sed -e 's/.*Current IP Address: //' -e 's/<.*$//'
You may also use the time command to test the differences in the connection speed with proxy and without it :
$ time wget -q -O - \ | sed -e 's/.*Current IP Address: //' -e 's/<.*$//'


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