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Raspberry Pi Cookbook for Python Programmers by Tim Cox

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Connecting to the Internet through a proxy server

Some networks such as workplaces or schools often require you to connect to the Internet through a proxy server.

Getting ready

You will need the address of the proxy server you are trying to connect to, including the username and password if one is required.

You should confirm that the Raspberry Pi is already connected to the network and that you can access the proxy server.

Use the ping command to check this as follows:

ping proxy.address.com -c 4

If this fails (you get no responses), you will need to ensure your network settings are correct before continuing.

How to do it…

Create a new file using nano as follows (if there is content in the file already, you can add the code at the end):

sudo nano -c ...

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