Where to supply authentication details to the Network Proxy (Central Proxy) on Fedora?

Im running Fedora 16 on my system at the office. We use LAN to connect to the Internet. And for this, we use an http proxy with authentication (username & password). I tried putting the proxyaddress:port in the Network Proxy settings after going to the Network Settings window. However, it never asked for an authentication and the programs that use the internet are unable connect, except for Firefox because it asks for authentication.

Can someone help me out with this problem?

Thank you.
tanopatriceAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

legolasthehansyCommented:
Do this,
In /etc/profile.d create a file like a_proxy.sh with the followling,

export http_proxy=http://host.com:port/
export ftp_proxy=http://host.com:port/
export no_proxy=.domain.com
export HTTP_PROXY=http://host.com:port/
export FTP_PROXY=http://host.com:port/

save and exit
chmod +x /etc/profile.d/a_proxy.sh

Logout and login (or create a new terminal)
echo $http_proxy (see if the output matches the first line of a_proxy.sh)

Now check if your system takes the proxy settings.
0
pclinuxguruCommented:
Close but no cigar:
You missed "authentication" in the op

export http_proxy=http://username:password@host.com:port/

In the network thingy type
 http://username:password@proxyserver

put whatever port they use in the port section.
0
legolasthehansyCommented:
For entering the auth details, try

export http_proxy=http://user:pasword@host.com:port/
etc..
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Linux Distributions

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.