# Junk Drawer

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# Day Four, My Two Cents

21 Jun 2018 in Work

## Today I Learned

1. How to use Cent OS
2. How to configure a proxy
3. Who my boss-boss is, and how I fit into Nuage Networks

So I got a temporary laptop while my work one is getting re-imaged (update: this failed, so tomorrow I get to troubleshoot a boot failure with IT. Yay.). The loaner is running Cent OS 7, and I have a love-hate relationship so far. I love linux, but the keyboard is getting in my way. None of my shortcuts work, and I keep hitting <CapsLock> instead of <Control> because I haven’t figured out how to do that remapping yet. Plus, there’s the proxy (read on). Overall, a positive experience though, because it meant I finally have all my accounts (except possibly an ssh account on the internal servers for doing that work…).

Apparently, /etc/environment needs to know about the work proxy through http_proxy and the https and uppercase variants, as well as no_proxy. Then, it probably should go in /etc/bashrc or another file that is sourced by every shell to be exported. Finally, I still had to configure Firefox and the network individually (and Slack still wouldn’t get through it!).