The use of a proxy server is beneficial, specially when downloading big files.
If the user base behind the proxy is big, and have common interests, there is a good chance that the file you want somebody else have already downloaded.
This is the case in Universities, and Linux images. If you are going to use
wget to download a file or site, and you have access to a proxy server, better use it.
Here is how to configure easily
wget to use the proxy server.
wget looks for tha variable called
http_proxy. We need to set it to point to the proxy server.
In my case it is like this:
If you need to authenticate with the proxy server before being able to use it.
That is it for http proxies. If you need to set an ftp proxy, just use the variable: