To use wget through a proxy server, add the following lines to ‘<em>/etc/wgetrc</em>’ <pre>http_proxy = http://proxyserver:8080/ ftp_proxy = http://proxyserver:8080/</pre> Where proxyserver is the name/IP address of the proxy server and 8080 is the proxy port. If the server requires authentication modify the lines to read: <pre>http_proxy = http://username:password@proxyserver:8080/ ftp_proxy = http://username:password@proxyserver:8080/</pre>