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Date:      Sat, 20 Jun 1998 21:40:59 -0700
From:      Ludwig Pummer <>
To:        "Frank Pawlak" <>, freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG, "Aaron Johnson" <>
Subject:   Re: Proxy Server
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <>
References:  <"Aaron Johnson" <> <000001bd9c44$d6036da0$150110ac@g-force.freelance>

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>From Fetch's manpage:
  "A proxy server can
be configured by defining an environment variable named "PROTO_PROXY",
where PROTO is the name of the protocol in upper case.  The value of the
environment variable specifies a hostname, optionally followed by a colon
and a port number."
So for you it would be HTTP_PROXY=

Lynx's cfg file indicated Lynx does the same, except it uses "proto_proxy" (eg

My suggestion is to browse on some computer until you get the exact
download link, then use Fetch to get the actual installation file. And
Netscape is something like 14MB for the standard version, I believe.

>On Jun 20,  1:13pm, Aaron Johnson wrote:
>> Subject: Proxy Server
>> Is there any way of making FreeBSD use a proxy server to browse the
>> using
>> either Mosaic or Chimera rather than downloading 30mb of Netscape
>> Communicator
>> for it's proxy option?
>> my proxy server is at on my local network
>> my ethernet settings for TCP/IP in FreeBSD are set to gateway being
>> my DNS is set to my isp Primary DNS and my IP address is
>> am I close?
>> aaron
>>-- End of excerpt from Aaron Johnson

--Ludwig Pummer
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