[CentOS] how to set default proxy?

Alexander Dalloz ad+lists at uni-x.org
Sat Oct 31 22:34:10 UTC 2009


Eugeneapolinary Ju schrieb:
> hi
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> I know that I could use ssh tunneling:
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> ssh -fND localhost:6000 SOMEBODY at 192.168.56.5 -p PORTNUMBER
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> to surf the web through another machines internet connection -> I just need to set Firefox to use proxy 6000.
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> But:
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> How can I set that on the client side, to e.g.: ping through the
> machine with openssh-server? Not just setting Firefox to use port 6000.
> Is there any method for setting the default proxy in Linux, so that if
> I use wget, I will download through the ssh tunnel?
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> Thank you

You can set the proxy parameters within /etc/wgetrc for wget. Or in
/etc/lftp.conf for lftp.

Generally the system variable is http_proxy and ftp_proxy. Either set
them globally for all system users i.e. in a file like
/etc/profile.d/proxy.{csh,sh} or just for your own environment in your
shell's profile.

export http_proxy=http://username:password@proxy_address:port
export ftp_proxy=ftp://username:password@proxy_address:port

username and password are optional and depending from your proxy policy
and settings.

Alexander




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