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Old 08-13-2008, 09:29 AM   #1
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must use a proxy to connect to the internet

I have setup a slackware box here at work. I'm using just the console for now, and want to setup the proxy that we use here to access the internet. How do I do that. I used the slocate feature to search for proxy, but couldn't find anything that worked.

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I know how you can set a proxy in firefox: Edit>Preferences>Connection settings
(then you should be able to surf the web through your HTTP proxy)
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First: I've got practically no experience with proxies

I understand there's already a proxy at your work, and you want to connect to the internet through the proxy
I've been googling a bit on "connect to proxy slackware"

It seems like a proxy needs to be configured in the program you use to access the internet (e.g. wget, links, lynx, ...)
To learn how to configure the program you wish to use, you look at the program's manpage, e.g. for the manpage of links type:
man links
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I had a similar problem with Slackware. I was using gSTM to manage my proxy connection in another distro, but gSTM requires a lot of Gnome libraries (dependency h**l). I couldn't see the sense of loading up my nice, new, clean SW install with Gnome for only one program, so I contacted the tech at secure-tunnel. He gave me the following script to connect using ssh from Konsole:

ssh -l myusername -L -N
Then, I'm prompted for my password and off I go.

Then, of course, you'll need to config your browser and other apps that you want to use the proxy.

In SeaMonkey, I have my proxy settings set up as follows:
Port: 8080
Hope this helps!


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Old 08-13-2008, 02:00 PM   #5
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You have to set proxy configuration in each application. There are some environment variables you can use, that most programs will read. Take a look at wget, lynx and/or links man pages to see the name of those variables or just set it with command-line or gui options on each of them.
Old 10-28-2008, 01:16 PM   #6
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Proxy settings

Hi all, I'm looking for the same in my work, I installed slackware on one of my servers, and I need to connect to internet trough a proxy, I can see the local network and access to my slackbox from other computers, but I have not access to Internet.
I have no X on this server, could some body tell me how can I configure my slackware in order to get connection to internet?

Thanks a lot for your help
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Some tools will use environment variables when trying to connect to the internet. If you mean those, you can set values like the following examples:
export http_proxy=
export ftp_proxy=
Other applications have their own proxy settings in their config files. What were you trying to connect to the internet with?


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