Using pip behind a proxy with CNTLM
With Ubuntu I could not get the proxy option to work as advertised – so following command did not work:
sudo pip --proxy http://web-proxy.mydomain.com install somepackage
But exporting the
https_proxy environment variable (note its
http_proxy) did the trick:
sudo -E pip install somepackage
Basically, to use CNTLM in any platform, you need to setup your username and hashed password, before using
http://127.0.0.1:3128 as a proxy to your parent proxy.
Edit the config and add important information like domain, username, password and parent proxy.
Generate hashed password.
cntlm –c cntlm.ini –H
cntlm -v -H -c /etc/cntlm.conf
Remove plain text password from the config and replace them with the generated passwords.
To check if working:
cntlm –M http://www.google.com
sudo cntlm -M http://www.google.com/
For more detailed instructions, see links above.
Just for completeness sake, I was able to configure and use CNTLM in Windows recently. I encountered a problem during the syncing process of Kindle for PC because of our proxy and installing and configuring CNTLM for Windows fixed that issue for me. Refer to my article for more details.