[ubuntu] Making stuff work behind Authenticated proxy

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http://ubuntuforums.org – I'm posting this from behind my college's authenticated HTTP proxy network. I'm not sure what kind of proxy it is exactly, if there's a way to find out do let me know. Now I'm having a lot of trouble getting some things like git clone, pip etc. working on this network. I presume that's because they work with regular proxies but not authenticated proxies. There must be a way to get such components to work, but I can't figure out how to, even after googling for hours and hours. I did find out about CNTLM, which acts as a proxy-proxy and will eliminate such program's need to interact with an (Hardware)