How to Set System Proxy

The Intel(R) Composer XE 2013 SP1 beta and the Intel(R) Parallel Studio XE 2013 SP1 beta are introducing a new installation feature - online installation that is a smaller downloadable and downloads/installs the only components you selected to be installed. With this new online installer it avoids the full package downloading and saves the installation time. 

This online installation requires internet access and possiblly a proxy setting if your machine is behind an internet proxy. The following sections provide the instructions on how to set the proxy on different platforms. 

  1. Steps to set proxy on Windows*
  2. Steps to set proxy on Linux*
  3. Steps to set proxy on OS X*

Steps to set proxy on Windows*

  1. Open the "Internet Options" dialog window using one of the following methods:
    1. Launch Internet Explorer, select menu "Tools", then select "Internet options"
    2. Launch Control Panel, select "Network and Internet", then select "Internet Options"
  2. Within "Internet Options" dialog: 
    1. Select "Connections" tab, and click "LAN Settings" button and the "Local Area Network (LAN) Settings" dialog opens: 
    2. Check the box "Use a proxy server for your LAN (These settings will not apply to dial-up or VPN connections)."
    3. Check the box "Bypass proxy server for local addresses" 
    4. Enter the proxy address in the "Address" edit box, and set the "Port" number.
    5. Click [OK] to save the change.

Steps to set proxy on Linux*

On Linux* platforms, the online installation only searches for any proxy set for the current shell. Please set the proxy like so: for this example, assume your proxy has the name "" with port number "222".

  1. export http_proxy=
  2. export https_proxy=

For root or sudo installations, these environment variable values may not propagate to the root or sudo profile used to install. Make sure that for such installations, the profile is properly set with these proxy settings as well. For example, for sudo installations, you can update your /etc/sudoers file to include the lines:

Defaults env_keep += "http_proxy"
Defaults env_keep += "https_proxy" 

Note: depending on the Internet access configuration of the machine, it is likely that "https_proxy" is not needed.

Steps to set proxy on OS X*

On OS X* the proxy should be set system-wide through following steps: 

  1. Open the "Network" window by clicking on the Mac* system menu, selecting "System Preferences ...", then clicking on "Network"
  2. Click "Advance" on the "Network" window
  3. Select "Web Proxy (HTTP)", set the proxy URL or IP addr and port number used:
  4. Or if you have a PAC (proxy auto-configuration) file, you can select "Automatic Proxy Configuration", and enter the PAC url or IP addr:
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