When you run Linux which is not directly connected to the internet you normally encounter several problems. Things like that your linux cannot resolv a DNS name or cannot connect to specific source (couldn’t connect to host). This is normally in a corporate network where not every computer is intended to be directly connected with the internet but instead to a proxy.
Here are the most common proxy-settings I use. Just hack it into your command line interface, also called bash or terminal.
- System Proxy
- WGET Proxy
and add these lines
https_proxy = http://user:password@hostname:port
http_proxy = http://user:password@hostname:port
ftp_proxy = http://user:password@hostname:port
- Aptitude (apt-get) Proxy (this file might not exist. Create it and save it)
- SVN Proxy
[global] # http-proxy-exceptions = *.exception.com, www.internal-site.org <strong>http-proxy-host = yourproxy.com http-proxy-port = yourproxyport</strong> # http-proxy-username = defaultusername # http-proxy-password = defaultpassword
If you receive an error like this:
/etc/subversion/servers:71: Option expected
than you need to remove the space ‘ ‘ character in front of your line. Your proxy line must begin at position 1.
Remember the standard ports
- HTTP: 80
- HTTPS: 443
- FTP: 21
Now you are done. Go internetting with your Linux!