lubuntu - how to setup a proxy? (not a bug)

Asked by hawran on 2010-08-21

I apologise for any inconvenience, I just couldn't find where to ask for new(?) features.
Is there any possibility for setting up a proxy the same way as in Ubuntu?
I mean, to setup a system-wide proxy settings without restarting a session ...

some info:
Lubuntu 10.04
Linux ... 2.6.32-24-generic #41-Ubuntu SMP Thu Aug 19 01:12:52 UTC 2010 i686 GNU/Linux

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This question was originally filed as bug #621832.

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Vallery Lancey (muscovy) said :

I've turned this report into a question to help you get answers, and to help clean up the bug list.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

export http_proxy=http://username:<email address hidden>:port/
export ftp_proxy=http://username:<email address hidden>/

replace username,password,proxyserver and netport with your details, if you dont have authentication on the proxy then use the format:

export http_proxy=
export ftp_proxy=http://proxyserver.netport/

Should be ok

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hawran (hawran.diskuse) said :

I presume this is just a workaround.
The scope of the proxy settings is a shell I export those variables within.

1. What is the best point to place this setting to get the system-wide scope?
2. Would it be possible to change it without a restart?

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said :

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hawran (hawran.diskuse) said :

So there are not any (simple) answers to the questions?

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

yes, use the ~/.bashrc file, it will apply system wide. Just add the 2 lines as I showed and it will apply at boot.

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Victor Engmark (victor-engmark) said :

Same problem here. You can't just set proxy variables in .bashrc and expect Firefox or other non-shell programs to pick up on them.

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