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How do I access the internet through lynx via a proxy server with a given IP address and port (192.168.1.1 port 80)

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This should work:

export http_proxy="http://192.168.1.1:80/"

You can add it to your .bashrc and .bash_profiles to have it set it automatically when you log in / start a new bash session.
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by:ifincham
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Hi,

From Lynx 2.2 onwards, you can edit /etc/lynx.cfg and set the various proxy variables :

For example :

http_proxy:http://192.168.1.1:80/
https_proxy:http://192.168.1.1:80/
ftp_proxy:http://192.168.1.1:80/

Etc.. There are other variables for other protocols such as nntp. It's documented witjin the /etc/lynx.cfg file.

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by:kiranghag
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192.168... i think you guys are giving exp. coz, the address is unroutable on the net
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Well most proxys are unroutable on the net - they have an ip address on their ethernet interface and another ip address on their internet interface (ISDN, modem, cable, ADSL, etc)
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split ifincham/dorward
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Thanks, that has been done.

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thanks
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