When I configure my Macbook Pro M1 Pro (macOS 12.6) to use proxy settings all traffic which are not LAN/local stops working. I must use a proxy for getting access to the internet.

  • I have tried via Safari/Chrome/Firefox. No other applications work either.

  • We have the option of both authenticated and unauthenticated proxy but none of them works.

  • Running tcpdump and trying to connect does not display any traffic on the proxy port.

However, setting http_proxy/https_proxy environment variables in the terminal and then curling Google works fine. I have tried setting the same settings as in the terminal in both the settings GUI and with the networksetup command in the terminal.

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The solution was to not include http:// in the proxy url. You could think that it should have returned an error message about incorrect format.

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