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rbelal 05-16-2009 07:27 AM

set up Proxy server address
Hi I am really a novice in the world of Lynx. Could anyone let me know how could I set up a proxy server address in a laptop to connect to the Wi-fi of a public network. They have given me the IP address, just don't know how to change it. Thanks.

acid_kewpie 05-16-2009 11:01 AM

you can pass a proxy option to lynx specifically, but it is often simpler to run something like

export http_proxy=http://user:paswd@proxy:port

where lynx will automatically pick up the http_proxy variable.

rbelal 05-16-2009 01:15 PM

Thanks a lot for u'r reply. I am not sure yet that u got my question right. Say I'm in a library and they gave me an IP address, in XP I can open Explorer, Tools > Internet Options > LAN settings and type the IP address and check the Proxy box. Is there anything similar in Lynx, where you need to change/ type IP address in order to connect to a Public connection who use Proxy server. Thanks.

acid_kewpie 05-16-2009 04:24 PM

I'm not sure YOU got your question right.. are you talking about Lynx - a fast and lightweight GPL text based web browser, or Linux, an entire open source unix-like operating system, of which distributions like Ubuntu and Fedora are instances of?

rbelal 05-17-2009 05:10 AM

Really Sorry, should get my question right first. I was talking about the Operating system.

acid_kewpie 05-17-2009 05:14 AM

Well proxy servers get used in lots of different places, you're giving a browser example, so if you mean just browser access then the equivalent settings exist in equivalent places on firefox, if that's the browser your using. Same goes for most other browsers.

rbelal 05-17-2009 06:58 AM


LinuxGold 07-30-2009 03:11 PM

My VirtualBox registration is hanging forever because I do not have proxy set up systemwide. My browsers are all set, working properly, but not other applications. How do I set up proxy in Linux EVEN before logging in?


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