Proxy Preferences

Some networks use proxy servers to provide internet services to LAN clients. Therefore, clients behind the proxy may only connect to the Internet via the proxy service. If you are not sure if 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 box (Options > Preferences) and go to Network Connection Settings > Proxy. The following options are available:
Proxy section
Specifies how HTTP(S) connections go through the proxy server. You can choose between the following three options:
  • Direct connection - HTTP(S) connections will go directly to the target host without going through a proxy server.
  • Use system settings (default setting) - HTTP(S) connections will go through the proxy server set in the operating system.
    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 - HTTP(S) connections will go through the proxy server specified in the Web Proxy (HTTP/HTTPS) section.
Web Proxy (HTTP/HTTPS) section
Address
The address of the proxy server used for manual configurations.
Port
The port of the proxy server used for manual configurations.
No proxy for
Specifies the hosts that the connections must not go through a proxy server. A host needs to be written as a fully qualified domain name (for example, myhost.example.com) or as a domain name (for example, example.com). Use a comma to separate multiple hosts.
User
The user name for authentication with the proxy server.
Password
The password for authentication with the proxy server.
SOCKS Proxy section
Address
The address of a SOCKS proxy that all connections will pass through. If this field is empty, the connections do not use a SOCKS proxy.
Port
The port of a SOCKS proxy that all connections will pass through.