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I have a SUSE Linus and when I run curl it is using a proxy (without any proxy-related parameters passed).

Where can I find the proxy configuration?

I checked the http_proxy/https_proxy environment variables but they are not configured. Also there is no configuration in the /etc/sysconfig/proxy file. Actually I printed the whole environment and found no proxy configuration (i.e. the used proxy host and port) present there.

Is there some other way that curl can read a proxy configuration?

  • Please provide the exact command(s) used and the outputs that makes you believe that curl is using a proxy. – ckujau Jan 7 '17 at 0:49
  • @ckujau I get an error page from the proxy that the host was not found. This is expected because the host is in the internal network and should be called directly. – vap78 Jan 7 '17 at 14:49
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Your curl config file may be forcing a proxy even if the environment isn't.

Look for the file ~/.curlrc and see if it has a proxy = .... line in it.

You can also try using curl without a config file: curl -q http://the.site.com and see if you get the same error from the proxy. (The -q must be the first parameter given, or it reads the default config file anyway.)

Lastly, since you have an internal network, is the gateway forcing a proxy? You can't stop that from your machine, network admin will have to fix that.

Luck.

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