Proxy configuration

This tutorial shows you how to configure your system for use behind an outbound proxy to access the Internet.

Clear Linux* OS applications already benefit from the Autoproxy feature.


  • You have installed Clear Linux OS on your host system.

    For detailed instructions on installing Clear Linux OS on a bare metal system, visit the bare metal installation guide.

Shells and programs in a desktop session


Add the following to your ~/.bashrc:

export http_proxy=http://your.http-proxy.url:port
export https_proxy=http://your.https-proxy.url:port
export ftp_proxy=http://your.ftp-proxy.url:port
export socks_proxy=http://your.socks-proxy.url:port
export no_proxy=",localhost"
export HTTP_PROXY=$http_proxy
export HTTPS_PROXY=$https_proxy
export FTP_PROXY=$ftp_proxy
export SOCKS_PROXY=$socks_proxy
export NO_PROXY=$no_proxy


Run the following command to enable downloading from websites from the terminal:

echo >> ~/.wgetrc <<EOF
http_proxy = your.http-proxy.url:port
https_proxy = your.https-proxy.url:port
ftp_proxy = your.http-proxy.url:port
no_proxy =, localhost

System service (Docker*)

For Docker (and other services that use systemd), follow these steps to configure and check proxy settings.


Use sudo, as you will need elevated permissions.

  1. Create the /etc/systemd/system/docker.service.d directory to host configuration information for the Docker service.

  2. Create the /etc/systemd/system/docker.service.d/http-proxy.conf and add the following lines:

  3. Load the changes and restart the service.

    sudo systemctl daemon-reload
    sudo systemctl restart docker
  4. Verify that changes have loaded.

    systemctl show --property=Environment docker
    Environment=HTTP_PROXY=http://your.http-proxy.url:port/ HTTPS_PROXY=http://your.https-proxy.url:port/


This process enables the ability to successfully run docker pull. Containers themselves must be configured independently.

git over ssh

Add the following to your ~/.ssh/config:

     port 22
     user git
     ProxyCommand connect-proxy -S your.ssh-proxy.url:port %h %p


Though netcat is included with Clear Linux OS, it is not the BSD version, which is the one usually used to enable git over ssh.