Setting Up Proxy Settings

If your company uses a proxy, or you use a proxy at home, you can set a global system proxy that a large proportion of network utilities will try to honor.

You can set up either an anonymous proxy or one with user credentials. The proxy configuration itself is not intelligent because all it does is inform your applications that the proxy should be a certain host with a username and password (if specified). It does not affect how the application communicates with the server.

To set up your proxy configuration, select the Network Services icon after starting YaST, and select Proxy from the right pane. Alternatively, run the command yast2 proxy. Next, enter your server addresses for your HTTP and FTP proxy services. If you need to configure a specific port number on your proxy, you can add this by appending a colon to the host name with the port number. You can choose to use the same proxy for all protocols. See Figure 9-8.

FIGURE 9-8

Configuring local proxy settings

FIGURE 9-8

Configuring local proxy settings

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