How to Set Proxy in Ubuntu

You can manage your proxy settings in Ubuntu to control the web traffic your browser receives. Follow this tutorial to learn how.

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Proxies allow you to temporarily stop or interrupt internet data received to your browser. Different proxies can be set in Ubuntu that can help you manage and control the internet traffic and data you acquire every time you browse over the internet and visit various web pages. The Ubuntu proxy setting can also be altered manually.

To learn how to set proxy in Ubuntu, follow the step by step tutorial given below.

Step 1 -- Open the terminal application
First of all, click on the dash button and in the search bar and type terminal. With that done, the terminal application will pop up. Click on it to open up the application.

Step 2 -- Enter the command
When the terminal opens up, type the command
gsettings set org.gnome.system.proxy.socks host '192.168.0.1′ and hit the "enter" key.
Over here, we are directly editing the gsettings file by defining the proxy settings.

Step 3 -- Enter another command
In next line type
gsettings set org.gnome.system.proxy.socks port 8080 and then again hit the "enter" key.
This command will define the port; the proxy will listen to it.

Step 4 -- Define mode of setting the proxy
Last of all, type
gsettings set org.gnome.system.proxy mode 'manual' and then hit the "enter" key.
Over here we have defined the mode of setting the proxy, which in this case in manual.
Your proxy settings will now be successfully configured. Following and understanding these steps ensure that you now know how to set proxy in Ubuntu which can then be used to your advantage while browsing on the internet.

Step 5 -- Disable the proxy settings
The Ubuntu proxy setting can be disabled by typing the command
gsettings set org.gnome.system.proxy mode 'none' and hit the "enter" key.
With that done all your proxy settings will be disabled. 
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