Command Line Linux Ubuntu

Ubuntu 11.10 Proxy Settings

Temporary proxy:

Where proxy.addr is the proxy address, 4040 is the port number. Some proxies may require “http://” before the address.

export http_proxy="proxy.addr:4040"
export ftp_proxy="proxy.addr:4040"
export https_proxy="proxy.addr:4040"

If you run this in a terminal, any programs opened from that terminal will adhere to the proxy you set but any other applications will not. This makes it useful if you just want to launch a browser for a quick browsing session but don’t need the whole system to access the internet.

If you do need your entire system to access the network, you can add these to the bottom of “~/.bashrc” this will enable any new programs running and the whole system (after a restart) to use the settings. Essentially ~/.bashrc are commands run when a terminal is opened.

NOTE: If you do this, when you remove them your machine will likely need a restart to undo the changes.

Proxy with login

If your proxy server requires a login, this is an addition of the above however the syntax is as follows:


APT Proxy:

APT (used for system updates) has its own proxy settings, which seem to ignore the above settings.

Where nano is the editor, if you prefer use a graphical one such as gedit, kedit etc.

sudo nano /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/02proxy


Acquire::http::Proxy "http://proxy.addr:4040";

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Spotify (wine+proxy)- Connection lost. Reconnecting

At University I am running Spotify through a proxy (and wine) which seems to result in lost of connections with 4 different error codes (shown below). What’s strange is I can usually get around 15/20 tracks at the start of the day without loosing connection and then it becomes gradually more frequent until I can’t even play an entire song.

If anyone else is experiencing these issues and have any ideas on how to workaround it or fix it please leave a comment and I’ll make sure to update this post if I get anywhere with the issue.

Connection lost. Reconnecting (error code:101)
Connection lost. Reconnecting (error code:107)
Connection lost. Reconnecting (error code:9)
Connection lost. Reconnecting (error code:114)