Adding Proxy Settings to Raspberry Pi

This guide describes how to access a network (e.g. the Internet) through a proxy server.


Adding Proxy Settings to Raspberry Pi

In many cases you need to configure a proxy to be able to connect your Raspberry Pi to the internet. This guide will help you with that. 


  1. This guide assumes that you're running Raspbian Jessie or a similar derivate (think Ubuntu) on your machine.

Setting up the system-wide proxy

  1. For setting the proxy system-wide we need to change the /etc/environment file. In this case "nano" was used as the text editor but you can also use your preffered one.

    sudo nano /etc/environment

  2. Substitute your own proxy information and add the following lines to the file and save them.

    httpproxy=http://proxy:port httpsproxy=http://proxy:port

  3. Reboot your system and you should be all set up.

    sudo reboot

  4. Note: Implementing changes to the /etc/environment file is the proper way of setting the proxy. But in some cases this does not work, so you might consider implementing the changes also into the /etc/profile file or the ~/.profile file.

    sudo nano /etc/profile sudo nano ~/.profile

  5. Proceede as specified above and then it should work for you as well.


Configure "apt-get" for proxy

To be able to use "apt-get" we need to configure the proxy. For this we need to run the following steps:

  1. Create a new file with an editor (here: nano):

    cd /etc/apt/apt.conf.d sudo nano 10proxy

  2. Add one of the following lines, depending on whether or not an authentication needs to be included and replace the placeholders with your proxy information.

    Acquire::http::Proxy "http://proxy:port/"; Acquire::http::Proxy "http://username:password@proxy:port/";

  3. Save and then reboot your Raspberry Pi and you should be able to run an update.



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