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Old 07-22-2010, 10:26 AM   #1
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Proxy config for console apps


I use a gprs connection to access Internet. But the problem is that my service provider hides me under a proxy server and i am provided with a dynamic private ip like 10.16.101.170/32.

Most network GUI apps in Linux(Fedora 11) have an option for proxy configuration. Like Firefox, Pidgin etc. But how do i use network console apps like yum, ping, traceroute etc.

These dont seem to work. I have set an option called Network Proxy under System->Preferences->Network Proxy, but thats of no use.

But Lynx browser still works without any extra configuration.

Thanks.
 
Old 07-22-2010, 10:34 AM   #2
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ping, traceroute are non-TCP so they cannot be proxified that way.
what a doom... the internet you have is not internet, it's... it's... oh I have no words. Is it free? That mess can only be for free, no more.
yum, instead, must have that configuration, otherwise you can use "proxychains" on it.
anyway you'll need to switch ISP if possible or talk to them. that's not the right way.
 
Old 07-22-2010, 10:41 AM   #3
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trust me its not free. But its a little bit fast (may be way to slow by your standards). But do i use proxychains anyway.

Thanks for the reply
 
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remember that proxychains won't let you proxify non-TCP traffic.
 
Old 07-22-2010, 11:02 AM   #5
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non-TCP traffic for example? i have just downloaded and installed proxychains. Could you help me with the configuration.
 
Old 07-22-2010, 04:06 PM   #6
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Proxychains is working with yum and ftp. But still the question about non-Tcp ping, traceroute remains. Also why doesnt lynx require proxychains? Its working fine. Does it detect system proxy settings?

one more thing
export http_proxy="addressort"
export ftp_proxy="addressort"
does not work. i have tested yum after the export commands.

waiting for reply
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