Making the most of Ubuntu through Windows ProxiesAug 13, 2010, 22:06 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Delan Azabani)
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"If you use the internet at your workplace or school then chances are likely that you are using it through a proxy server, which allows for website filtering, port whitelisting and overall control of internet use. Your user account on the network is that you use to authenticate to the proxy, allowing simple identification. Ubuntu is quite good at handling connections through these proxy servers, but sometimes situations can be very difficult. This article by Delan Azabani details how to get the most out of restricted internet on Ubuntu (or any other Linux operating system), using package managers, ssh, scp, and X forwarding.
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