How to set up a proxy on Unix-like systems

Not all users of UNIX-like systems know how to set up connections through a proxy server. Therefore we have made for you the detailed instruction with screenshots on how to connect correctly a proxy in system Linux.

Let’s consider two ways of setting up a proxy server

Method 1

Open the “System Settings” menu in Linux and select “Network”.

Next, in the menu that opens, select “Network proxy” on the right side of the window.

In the “Method” line, select “Manual” and fill in the HTTP Proxy and HTTPS Proxy fields and then click “Apply system wide”.

Method 2

This includes editing the configuration file. To do this, open the /etc/environment file with root rights. You can open the configuration file with the command “sudo nano/etc/environment”. Next, enter the following settings at the bottom of the file:

https_proxy=”https://proxy:port/”
http_proxy=”http://proxy:port/”
” ftp_proxy=”ftp://proxy:port/” ”
” socks_proxy=”socks://proxy:port/”

Instead of proxy, we write the IP address of your proxy server. And instead of port – put the port of your proxy.

If the connection to the proxy is made through a login and password, then the strings should look like this:

https_proxy=«https://user:[email protected]:port/»
http_proxy=«http://user:[email protected]:port/»
ftp_proxy=«ftp://user:[email protected]:port/»
socks_proxy=«socks://user:[email protected]:port/»

Where instead of “user:pass” we write login and  password to connect to the proxy server.

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