Enabling proxy with authentication on N900

The Nokia N900 doesn’t feature support for proxy configuration through the GUI interface. However due to the Open Operating System – Maemo5 which is based on Debian it is possible to interact with it the way we do with Linux on our desktops.

Do the following:

  1. Open Xterm
  2. Type $ export http_proxy=http://username:password@proxyip:port/ Example: $ export http_proxy=http://sam:passw@192.168.10.1:8080/
  3. Open your application from the same command line or try to connect from GUI
  4. The changes to the environment variable http_proxy is not persistent. You will need to follow step 2 after each reboot. To make the change persistent add it to your default shell variables.

Have fun!

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