Proxy in Ubuntu

There are two ways of configuring proxy in Ubuntu:

1. Using GUI:

  1. click Unity Launcher and type in “Network”.
  2. Select application and navigate to “Network Proxy “tab on the left hand side.
  3. Select “Manual” for “Method” and specify your proxy address.

2. Using /etc/environment file which is responsible for system-wide environment variables that are available to all processes. e.x:
http_proxy="http://fully_qualified_domain_name:port_number"
https_proxy="https://fully_qualified_domain_name:port_number"
ftp_proxy="ftp://fully_qualified_domain_name:port_number"
socks_proxy="socks://fully_qualified_domain_name:port_number"

apt-get 

To configure apt-get proxy edit configuration file:
vim /etc/apt/apt-conf
and include the following:
Acquire::http::Proxy "http://fully_qualified_domain_name:port_number"

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