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Living in sunny Durban, South Africa, I have been actively involved in IT since 1995. I develop software for a major retail chain. When not in front of the computer I spend time with my family.

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comment How to connect to the internet from Terminal when using a proxy with authentication
@TLE As far as I remember git manages proxy itself, and doesn't use environment variables or the network settings.
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comment How to connect to the internet from Terminal when using a proxy with authentication
@TLE I answered this earlier: Ping is an exception to the rule and actually does not use the proxy at all, even if http_proxy is set. Ping expects a direct connection, and in a lot of cases when a proxy is being used, ping will fail although the proxy will still successfully connect.
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comment How to connect to the internet from Terminal when using a proxy with authentication
@patrix Nice tip, forgot about that.
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comment How to connect to the internet from Terminal when using a proxy with authentication
@TLE Unfortunately that is the limit of my knowledge. As I mentioned in my answer, we ended up using SquidMan to solve the problem due to the authentication issues we were having.
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comment How to connect to the internet from Terminal when using a proxy with authentication
@TLE I was referring to the command your trying to use that requires the proxy to be set. Also, take the user:pass part out completely and determine if it prompt you for your username and password.
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comment How to connect to the internet from Terminal when using a proxy with authentication
@TLE Can you post the command your trying to run? Also did you close and re-open terminal after setting the environment variables?
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comment How to connect to the internet from Terminal when using a proxy with authentication
@TLE Ping is an exception to the rule and actually does not use the proxy at all, even if http_proxy is set. Ping expects a direct connection, and in a lot of cases when a proxy is being used, ping will fail although the proxy will still successfully connect.
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comment How to connect to the internet from Terminal when using a proxy with authentication
@TLE Then the problem most likely with the authentication. Try setting the proxy without including the username and password, which means you will be prompted for the information when trying to connect. It normally indicates the proxy itself does not support the connection from Terminal. We had a similar problem internally which is why I suggested the SquidMan solution.
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comment How to connect to the internet from Terminal when using a proxy with authentication
@TLE Correct. Terminal does not need to know the protocol since it already knows it's a HTTP connection.
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comment How to connect to the internet from Terminal when using a proxy with authentication
This configures the network, it does not allow the terminal itself to connect via a proxy.
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