Ubuntu – Steam-Linux behind a proxy server


I just downloaded Steam Beta from here.

I installed the package, and when I start steam, I get the followingenter image description here

It then says, unable to connect.

When I start it from the terminal, I get this error.
SteamUpdater: Error: Download failed: http error 407

Since I get a 407 error, it is related to Proxy Authentication.

I have set up my http_proxy, ftp_proxy, https_proxy environment variables. I am behind an authenticated proxy server.

How do I get Steam working from behind a proxy server?

Best Answer

You can use proxychains.

vim /etc/proxychains.conf

place your proxy information like this:

#socks4 9050
socks5 1080

Then run steam like this:

proxychains steam

I hope this work for you.