Debian http_proxy setting

Need to set a HTTP proxy within a Debian system ?

Assuming your proxy server is on 192.168.0.1 and listening on port 3128, then the below may help …

( If you need authentication you can use username:password@ like you would in an old style web browser – e.g. http://username:password@192.168.0.1:3128. )

/etc/profile.d/proxy.sh

Add /etc/profile.d/proxy.sh containing

export http_proxy=http://192.168.0.1:3128

/etc/apt/apt.conf.d/99HttpProxy

Add /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/99HttpProxy containing

Acquire::http::Proxy "http://192.168.0.13128";

/etc/wgetrc

Edit /etc/wgetrc and add

http_proxy = http://192.168.0.1:3128

(some system commands rely on wget, and may not otherwise use an environment variable, e.g. debootstrap; the http_proxy setting should be present by default but commented out).