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Set up your browser to use the ICTP proxy server

Browser specific instructions (where possible) for the proxy configuration

General instructions

Basically, there are three options:

  • Automatic detection: Some browsers (Internet Explorer and Firefox) can be set to automatically detect the settings which should work.
  • Automatic configuration script: Here you pass the browser the URL of a script file that contains the necessary information. This URL is
  • Manual configuration: This means you tell the browser the host name of the proxy server - namely - and the port number 3128.

Some browsers in UNIX, like lynx, check the environment variable http_proxy. Thus, before starting the browser, set it using one of the following commands (depending on the UNIX shell you are using):

    setenv http_proxy
    export http_proxy=

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