i develop several scripts which get their data from ftp-servers. My machine is behind a proxy which prevents my scripts (and programs like ftp) to connect to my testserver.
Testing with a windows ftpclient the proxy can be accessed using the SOCKS5 protocol. How can i emulate this on the system layer of my ubuntu 11.10?
Using system settings -> network proxy solved my problem for http and https connections but using the right ip:port combination for ftp does not allow me to connect to my testservers. I suspect that is need to define the protocol but have no clue where or how to do it.