cannot connect to Internet...http proxy?

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Tue Aug 2 13:35:39 GMT 2005

perikillo <perikillo at> writes:

>       In my work, we connect to the internet over one http proxy
> (squid) running on fedora, with windows(98/2k/xp) we dont have any
> problem to acces to the outside. I have my user and password, the 
> proxy have the IP: Port 3128
>       I need to access to the internet to update my system because i
> only download the mini-iso, and i need to update ports and kernel, i
> need to install some packages, but went the /stand/sysinstall ask me
> how i want to connect to the internet i chose HTTP Proxy, them he ask:
> Please enter the address of the http proxy in this format: 
> hostname: port (the ':port' is optional, default is 3128 )
>    I give the IP of my proxy:, but he dont ask my user and
> password, and say:
> "No Such directory:
> /snapshots/i386/5.3-RELEASE please check URL and try again"
>   We use one DHCP server with windows that give the IP, i receive the
> IP, but still cannot connect my freebsd box to the internet, some docs
> say that if we receive our IP address from some DHCP we dont need to
> worry about the DNS. I dont have nothing on /etc/resolv.conf
>   Our subnet is W.X.2.Z  --> my IP is
>   I forget something?, i need to ask something more to the person is
> in charge of the Internet access?
>   I really need to setup freebsd, because we need to test some
> software before next friday. Hope you could help me, thanks.

Set the HTTP_PROXY environment variable.
See "man 3 fetch".

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