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Old 10-04-2011, 04:23 PM   #1
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automatic proxy authentication


I have a corporate proxy set up and I am working on linux. Every time i need to access the internet from the terminal i need to put in the proxy details. I ve also configured the http_proxy variable in the bashrc file.
What can i do so I dont have to do this every time.
specifically i m trying to use curl.
Old 10-05-2011, 01:39 AM   #2
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I've done something like this in my /etc/profile configuration file.
Mind you this file is for "system-wide defaults used by all Bourne (and related) shells"

export http_proxy="http://username:password@ip_of_proxy_server:port/"
export ftp_proxy="http://username:password@ip_of_proxy_server:port/"
export HTTP_PROXY="http://username:password@ip_of_proxy_server:port/"
export FTP_PROXY="http://username:password@ip_of_proxy_server:port/"
If your make any changes to it you can reload the new settings with the following command :

source /etc/profile
There is an order of configuration files that's being used if they exist.
Should you want your settings to only apply to certain users and not system wide you probably should look into the different files (and not /etc/profile) :

~/.bash_profile, ~/.bash_login, ~/.profile

Check "man bash" for more info.

When bash is invoked as an interactive login shell, or as a non-interactive shell with the --login option, it first reads and executes commands from the file /etc/profile, if that file exists. After reading that file, it looks for ~/.bash_profile, ~/.bash_login, and ~/.profile, in that order, and reads and executes commands from the first one that exists and is readable. The --noprofile option may be used when the shell is started to inhibit this behavior.
I hope this helps.

Last edited by svu; 10-05-2011 at 01:55 AM.
Old 10-06-2011, 09:06 AM   #3
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I ve already done that and that does not do the trick..i still cant make a http connection without putting in the proxy details everytime
Old 10-06-2011, 01:50 PM   #4
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I don't have details about the proxy server configuration at my workplace but there is something called "proxy" and "autoproxy" going on...

I can ping "proxy" and it gives me an IP address "autoproxy" gives me another IP address.

I use the IP address I get from autoproxy because only that IP address seems to work for the authentication.

Maybe something similar is going on on your network ?

Last edited by svu; 10-06-2011 at 04:41 PM.


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