Some networks use proxy servers to provide internet services to LAN clients. Clients behind
the proxy may therefore, only connect to the Internet via the proxy service. If you are not
sure whether your computer is required to use a proxy server to connect to the Internet or you
do not know the proxy parameters, consult your network administrator.
To configure the Proxy options, open the Preferences dialog and go to Network Connection Settings > Proxy. The following options are available:
Direct connection - specifies whether the HTTP(S) connections go
directly to the target host without going through a proxy server.
Use system settings - specifies whether the HTTP(S) connections
go through the proxy server set in the operating system. For example, on Windows the proxy
settings are the ones that Internet Explorer uses.
Attention: The system
settings for the proxy cannot be read correctly from the operating system on some Linux
systems. The system settings option should work properly on Gnome based Linux systems,
but it does not work on KDE based ones as the Java virtual machine does not offer the
necessary support yet.
Manual proxy configuration - specifies whether the HTTP(S)
connections go through the proxy server specified in the Address
and Port fields.
No proxy for - specifies the hosts to which the connections must
not go through a proxy server. A host needs to be written as a fully qualified domain name
(e.g. myhost.example.com) or as a domain name (e.g.
example.com). Use comma as a separator between multiple hosts.
User - specifies the user necessary for authentication with the
Password - specifies the password necessary for authentication
with the proxy server.
SOCKS Proxy - In this section you set the host and port of a
SOCKS proxy through which all the connections pass. If the Address
field is empty the connections use no SOCKS proxy.