Lot of times when you just completed installation of an linux OS in a VM, you will find that you cannot access internet. There are two scenarios:
- The host machine doesn’t need a proxy. In this way, please check if the network item on the upper right corner of VM is enabled. If not, enabling it should solve this issue.
- The host machine is behind a proxy. In this scenario, you need to install cntlm. Do the usual steps of cntlm configuration and set up http_proxy environment.
To set up http_proxy to all users, edit file /etc/profile to add line:
export http_proxy=http://<hostname>:<portnumber>/, then try the following command to verify if it is successful:
wget http://www.google.com. If the page is successfully downloaded then congratulations; otherwise check your cntlm.conf file to see if the configuration is correct.