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Old 04-10-2006, 05:21 PM   #1
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Location: currently in Warsaw, Poland
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console internet


my problem is:

i reinstalled slackware today and wanted to upgrade firefox, i used this help:
but i have no internet under console.
it means i can configure it in "links", but how to make it available any time?
i am probably under the stupid corporate firewall ...
i tried export http_proxy (i found this info somewhere): ...
but it didn't work.
Old 04-11-2006, 12:07 PM   #2
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If you don't have internet through the console, you don't have internet period.

To test the internet from the console:
ping -c 3
If that returns anything but 3 packets sent, 3 packets recieved you have trouble.

Past that, I don't understand your question. Sorry
Old 04-11-2006, 01:45 PM   #3
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I'm not sure if I understand the question, but are you trying to surf the web with a text-based browser at the console? What I understand from what you said is that you have to use a proxy to access the net and you can't get that working in console with something like lynx?
Old 04-13-2006, 04:09 PM   #4
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everything works in "links" (after configuring it), i didn't try "lynx"

when i ping the internet or any server - i do not recieve any packages back, that's the problem.
my firewall allows internet through port 8080

i hope this would clarify the problem, if no - any given advices how to do it are greatly appreciated
Old 04-13-2006, 04:31 PM   #5
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Go to

edit->preferences->general->connection settings

select manual proxy configuration
enter your proxy server address and port

if it doesn't work try checking the type of the proxy, you may try to do this:

telnet 8080

and see what the answer is...


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