Configure proxy server in Linux

How to Configure Proxy Settings in Linux
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Export Command for Proxy Environment Variables

Use the following commands to configure your proxy for http and ftp traffic on the command line
export http_proxy= export ftp_proxy=

If your proxy requires login/authentication, you can use the format:
export http_proxy=

To have this applied every time you log in, place these lines in your .bashrc in your home (~) directory.
export http_proxy=
export ftp_proxy=

Network Proxy Settings

For GNOME, go to Computer->Desktop Preferences->Network Proxy
For KDE desktop manager, you can get to the network proxy settings under System Settings > Network Settings > Proxy

In the setting, you can configure either by your proxy server and port, by the network, or a file via a URL/file location (e.g. ) .

These settings work with most other applications (e.g. other browsers like Chrome, OS commands).

Program/Application Level

Some applications and commands need to be configured individually. Below are some common examples.


You can manually set up the Firefox proxy in Options menu. Go to Options > Advanced > Settings.

Fedora – Yum Package Manager

yum proxy settings can be found in the file system at

Add a line to the file with the following information:


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