Setup a network proxy on Ubuntu

With this guide we will see how to set a network proxy on Ubuntu. We have already seen how to setup Mozilla Firefox to use a proxy, how to setup Google Chrome to use a proxy, and how to setup any browser to use a SSH proxy, but by setting a network proxy on Ubuntu, all network applications will automatically use it.

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How to setup a browser to use a SSH proxy

We seen how to setup Mozilla Firefox to use a proxy and how to do the same with Google Chrome, but what if we don’t have a conventional proxy?

If we are lucky to have an intermediate (meaning that it can connect to the target service we want to access) host that accept SSH connections, we can use that SSH connection as proxy.

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How to setup Google Chrome to use a proxy

We have seen how to setup Mozilla Firefox to use a proxy and now we see how to setup Google Chrome to do the same.

As for Mozilla Firefox, to configure Google Chrome to access a proxy you first need to have the proxy details (you may request them to the Network Admin of the service you need to access):

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