Using a webproxy with Maven in Eclipse


Maven doesn’t seem to connect to the Internet. I have the http_proxy environment variables set. I also configured Eclipse Preferences|General|Network Connections to connect to my proxy. However, when I start up eclipse, I get something like this:

1/19/11 3:25:34 PM CST: Updating index central|
1/19/11 3:25:35 PM CST: Unable to update index for central|


The m2 Maven plugin for Eclipse ignores the http_proxy Environment variable and the Network Connection configuration. Instead, it’s necessary to set the proxy using the settings.xml file. Settings.xml is found on your home directory. Here’s an example:

<settings xmlns=""

There is a hyperlink to this file in Window|Preferences|Maven|User Settings in Eclipse. After making your changes, just click “Update Settings”.


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2011-01-19 17:03 +0000