Question : How can i configure Debian Squeeze to work behind a proxy?
1- Add network proxy from System>Preferences>Network Proxy
For Browsers like Epiphany, itis working with the above configuration. If you are using iceweasel browser , you have to add manual proxy by editing: Edit>Preferences>Network>Settings
2-Synaptic package manager
Open Synaptic –> Settings–>preferences–>Network and enter your proxy and port.
After Close and reload. Find new packages download and install.
3- Command Line (wget /aptitute/apt-get)
To configure debian to work behind a proxy using command line, you need to edit apt.conf file:
Then at the end of the file add the following line:
if you are using proxy with a password the config file will be (Don`t forget to chnage user:pass with you artual proxy usermane and password)
Acquire::http::Proxy "http://user:[email protected]:port/";
Acquire::ftp::Proxy "http://user:[email protected]:port/";
Save and exit