# Running Lando behind a Proxy
Users, particularly Windows users, may need to provide some additional networking configuration to their apps if they are sitting behind a proxy. A tell tale sign that you require this sort of configuration is connection issues. Here is an example of what such an issue looks like...
Creating test_appserver_1 ... done % Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 --:--:-- 0:00:20 --:--:-- 0 curl: (7) Failed to connect to raw.githubusercontent.com port 443: Connection refused error: Error: 7
If you think you may be in this situation there is a Lando driven mechanism you can use to help alleviate the issue as well as various Docker level mechanisms you can read about below.
# Lando Environment Files
You can make sure your containers are aware of any relevant proxies by using a lando environment file and setting your config there. Below is an example of the things you would want to set in this
env file. You do not need to define both although that is preferred.
It is also a good practice to
env file so you can set
proxy settings that are relevant to you without forcing those settings on other users and environments.
# Potential Docker driven solutions