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Chapter 8. Configuring Your GNOME Desktop
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8.13. Network Proxy Preferences

The Network Proxy preference tool enables you to configure how your system connects to the Internet.

You can configure the GNOME Desktop to connect to a proxy server, and specify the details of the proxy server. A proxy server is a server that intercepts requests to another server, and fulfills the request itself, if it can. You can enter the Domain Name Service (DNS) name or the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the proxy server. A DNS name is a unique alphabetic identifier for a computer on a network. An IP address is a unique numeric identifier for a computer on a network.

Direct internet connection

Select this option if you want to connect to the Internet without a proxy server.

Manual proxy configuration

Select this option if you want to connect to the Internet through a proxy server, and you want to configure the proxy server manually.

HTTP proxy

Enter the DNS name, or the IP address of the proxy server to use when you request a HTTP service. Enter the port number of the HTTP service on the proxy server in the Port spin box.

Secure HTTP proxy

Enter the DNS name, or the IP address of the proxy server to use when you request a Secure HTTP service. Enter the port number of the Secure HTTP service on the proxy server in the Port spin box.

FTP proxy

Enter the DNS name, or the IP address of the proxy server to use when you request a FTP service. Enter the port number of the FTP service on the proxy server in the Port spin box.

Socks host

Enter the DNS name, or the IP address of the Socks host to use. Enter the port number for the Socks protocol on the proxy server in the Port spin box.

Automatic proxy configuration

Select this option if you want to connect to the Internet through a proxy server, and you want to configure the proxy server automatically.

Autoconfiguration URL

Enter the URL that contains the information required to configure the proxy server automatically.

Set which hosts should not use the proxy in the Ignore Host List in the Advanced Configuration tabbed section. When you access these hosts, you will connect to the Internet directly without a proxy. (Next: Preferred Applications)

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Chapter 8. Configuring Your Desktop
Table of Contents

8.1. Assistive Technology Preferences

8.2. CD Database Preferences

8.3. Desktop Background Preferences

8.4. File Management Preferences

8.5. Font Preferences
      8.5.a. Previewing a Font
      8.5.b. Adding a TrueType Font

8.6. Login Photo Preferences

8.7. Keyboard Accessibility Preferences
      8.7.a. Basic Preferences
      8.7.b. Filter Preferences
      8.7.c. Mouse Preferences

8.8. Keyboard Preferences
      8.8.a. Keyboard Preferences
      8.8.b. Keyboard Layouts Preferences
      8.8.c. Keyboard Layout Options
      8.8.d. Typing Break Preferences

8.9. Keyboard Shortcuts Preferences

8.10. Menus & Toolbars Preferences

8.11. Mouse Preferences
      8.11.a. Buttons Preferences
      8.11.b. Pointer Preferences
      8.11.c. Motion Preferences

8.12. Multimedia Systems Selector

8.13. Network Proxy Preferences (you are here)

8.14. Preferred Applications
      8.14.a. Web Browser Preferences
      8.14.b. Email Client Preferences
      8.14.c. Text Editor Preferences
      8.14.d. Terminal Preferences

8.15. Remote Desktop Preferences

8.16. Screen Resolution Preferences

8.17. Screensaver Preferences

8.18. Sessions Preferences
      8.18.a. Setting Session Preferences
      8.18.b. Setting Session Properties
      8.18.c. Configuring Startup Applications

8.19. Sound Preferences
      8.19.a. General Sound Preferences
      8.19.b. Sound Event Preferences
      8.19.c. System Bell Settings

8.20. Theme Preferences
      8.20.a. To Create a Custom Theme
      8.20.b. To Install a New Theme
      8.20.c. To Install a New Theme Option
      8.20.d. To Delete a Theme Option
      8.20.e. Previewing Themes

8.21. Windows Preferences

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