help: Lynx with firewall

help: Lynx with firewall

Post by victor.. » Sat, 03 Jul 1999 04:00:00

  How can I configure Lynx to no ask the user/passwordof of the firewall in
each diferent server I connect?

  I tryed with -auth and -pauth, but it only works in the first server I

  Is posible to configure Linux to go through the firewall (with
user/password) for all the applications? In a ~transparent way, without
configuring each program with user/password.  It would be something like a
'gateway' between the applications and the firewall.

  (and sorry for my english)


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(1) I have set http_proxy:, https_proxy and other similar variables to
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