If you are on a VPN realm or server that is behind a firewall there are times when you still need to reach the outside Internet. For example, you may need to install a conda or R package. In that case, you will need to add a proxy setting to your environment.
You can issue the following commands either manually each time you need access, or you can add them to your .bashrc so that the proxy is always configured when you log in or launch a new shell.
Please note: Our proxy does not allow all traffic, but should allow access to things necessary for your work.
For web browsing, your browser should work if set to ‘Use system proxy settings’ (Auto-detect proxy’ may also work). If this does not work automatically, you will need to manually add the proxies to your browser. You will need to disable this when not on the VPN.
HTTP Proxy: http://rcproxy.rc.fas.harvard.edu
HTTPS Proxy: http://rcproxy.rc.fas.harvard.edu
http:// is intentional for https_proxy.