How-To Linux

How To Automatically Set Linux Proxy?

Linux Proxy

In this article, we are going to show you how you can automatically set Linux Proxy. Just follow the steps highlighted below. In case you’d like to do this with Windows, then the steps are here for Windows 10, Windows 7 & 8.1. For Apple product lovers, you can find how to do so here for Mac OS X.

Linux (Ubuntu) Proxy Setup Using PAC File

1.) Go to ‘System Settings’ and choose ‘Network’.

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Go to ‘System Settings’ and choose ‘Network’.

2.) Click on ‘Network Proxy’.

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Click on ‘Network Proxy’

3.) Set the Method to ‘Automatic’ and enter the following URL in the ‘Configuration URL’ box.

URL to PAC file

http://visualiser.maidsafe.net/safe_proxy.pac

Paste this URL into the ‘Configuration URL’ box.

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Paste the URL into the ‘Configuration URL’ box.

4.) Click ‘Apply system wide’ to complete the setup.

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Click ‘Apply system wide’ to complete.

If you use Firefox, you may need to do some additional setup.

Follow the guide below on this:

Firefox – Additional settings

Depending on versions and previous setup, Firefox may need to be set to use the system Proxy settings:

1.) Open Firefox and click on the settings (☰) button at the top right, then choose ‘Options’

firefox options

2.) Click ‘Advanced’ option on the left, then choose the ‘Network’ tab.

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3.) Click ‘Settings’

This opens a new window called ‘Connection Settings’.

firefox settings

4.) Click on ‘Use system proxy settings’ and then click ‘OK’ to finish the setup.

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