Re: [squid-users] removing Proxy

From: Jose Ildefonso Camargo Tolosa <>
Date: Sun, 16 May 2010 14:06:55 -0430


On Fri, May 14, 2010 at 10:27 AM, Adam_at_Gmail <> wrote:
> Hello all
> I was wondering if anyone knows how to remove a proxy from a linux system
> I haven't added the proy to any files, but everytime I try for instance to
> connect it keeps searching for the proxy
> I initially added the proxy with
> export http://proxy:port

export http_proxy=http://proxy:port you mean, right?

> Now when I do unset http_proxy I can connect to the internet and do the
> apt-get and use synaptic without a problem
> but if I reboot the machine it comes back again, unless I unset the proxy
> manually everytime
> does anyone know where I can remove it from an Ubuntu hardy based system
> please?

This is a question more for the Ubuntu mailing list, really. but, I
would do this on *any* Linux system:

check these files:

~/.bashrc (.bashrc on your home directory), and see if the variable
is set there, if no:

sudo /bin/bash (to get a root shell, on ubuntu, on ther systems: su -):
cd /etc
grep -r http_proxy *

And see on which files is the variable.

> I decided to stop using squid it caused me a lot of problems since I
> installed it
> it was non stop one problem after another.

What kind of problems?

> I came to realise that squid doesn't like me lol
> so I am going to do without it.

Let me see if I get this: did you set up squid just for you? I mean,
I use squid for me, but it is because I do configuration testing, and
I need to verify them before rolling them to users.

> Too many things didn't work while using it, now that I stopped the proxy
> they all back to normal

weird, most of the things works just fine with the proxy for me.

> If anyone knows how to remove it please let me know
> Best of luck everyone
> KR
> Adam
Received on Sun May 16 2010 - 18:37:02 MDT

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