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Ubuntu – My tryst

Some tips & tricks while working behind corporate firewall/proxy on Ubuntu(11)

1. Setting up proxy server on Ubuntu

export http_proxy=’http://{DOMAIN}\{USERNAME}:{PASSWORD}@{PROXY HOST NAME}:{PORT}/’

2. Setting up proxy for apt-get

Acquire::http::Proxy ‘http://{DOMAIN}\{USERNAME}:{PASSWORD}@{PROXY HOST NAME}:{PORT}/’;

Acquire::https::Proxy ‘https://{DOMAIN}\{USERNAME}:{PASSWORD}@{PROXY HOST NAME}:{PORT}/’;

if you have “@” symbol in your password use %40

3. Turn off firewall

ufw disable

4. Install Vmware tools

mount /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom

cp /media/cdrom/VMwareTools-8.3.7-341836.tar.gz /tmp

tar zxvf /tmp/VMwareTools-8.3.7-341836.tar.gz

cd /tmp/vmware-tools-distrib


5. Install git

apt-get git-core gitosis

6. Howto configure network

7. If you are looking for one stop shop for Ubuntu release apart from the LTS version here is the link