How to: Use a proxy-server to update a server
Posted by Wouter Debie, Last modified by Dries Decock on 03 April 2018 01:54 PM


In some lab environments you can only contact the world wide web by using a Proxy server. If you want to upgrade a ByteBlower 2.x Server, you need to have access to the internet so that the server can download its new software. This HOWTO will help you in some easy steps to activate the use of a proxy server on the ByteBlower system.

Preliminary note

The ByteBlower environments currently only support HTTP proxy servers. HTTPS servers are not yet supported.


Connect to the ByteBlower

To update the ByteBlower server, you'll need a console on the ByteBlower. This can be achieved in 2 ways.

  1. Physical console: Connect a screen and a keyboard.
  2. SSH: Log in from the terminal (Linux or Mac) or with an application such as PuTTY (Windows).

Login using root and the password ("excentis" by default)

If you are not already in the update-environment type "byteblower-update" to reboot to the update system. Once the reboot is done, use the same credentials to login

Change the network configuration

Once you are logged-in you will get following menu. Choose item nr 4 "Network configuration".


Here you can review or change the network settings.

Configure a network proxy

Item 6 allows you to configure a HTTP-proxy.

First you will be asked for the proxy server its address. e.g. . If you make this blank, you will erase the previous settings and thus disable the use of a proxy server.
Secondly you can optional provide a username and password ( if needed by your proxy server ). Leave blank if not needed

Go back to the main menu by selecting Back

Save/Apply the new settings

Upgrade the server

Now you are ready to upgrade the server. Follow the steps explained in this article on how to upgrade your server.

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