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I have a proxy configuration in .bashrc

http_proxy=http://my-company-proxy.com:80
https_proxy=https://my-company-proxy.com:80
export http_proxy
export https_proxy

If I try to access the external world via curl, it works.

If I try to configure this proxy as a proxy in Eclipse or Firefox, the connection times out.

What could be the issue with specific application not working with a valid proxy?

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    it's probably that the applications don't look for http_proxy etc. They have their own different mechanism to set a proxy. – A.B Feb 28 at 18:30
  • They do look. For example, I configured Firefox to "manual proxy configuration" to the same proxy server, and get the same result. Also, if I change the proxy string to some invalid settign, eclipse throws an error to logs. That means it loads the proxy from the settings... – alex440 Feb 28 at 18:35
  • This was clear in the question, I didn't read correcly. Anyway it's possible the dual nature of this proxy (http + https on same port) doesn't help. – A.B Feb 28 at 18:41
  • You could try doing captures (tcpdump...) at least for the http case and see the dialog with the proxy – A.B Feb 28 at 18:45

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