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Sexy URLS for Vagrant With FoxyProxy

Use Foxy Proxy to make your life easier (Mac OSX/ Linux)

If you’re like me and you don’t like seeing an ugly IP address during development, you can use FoxyProxy to easily change the to or any url of your choice.

Start off with either a Vagrant project of your own, or this basic Symfony 2 Vagrant project here: . Clone the project and follow the installation instructions. Run “vagrant up”.

Now install FoxyProxy. Firefox Users: Chrome Users:

After installing you should see a little fox somewhere on your browser. Click that fox. Make sure “Use proxies based on their pre-defined patterns and priorities” is selected.


Click on the new fox and select “Options”. Add a new proxy for port 8080.


Then add a new url pattern. Set “” as the url pattern, optionally set a pattern name, make sure whitelist urls and wildcards are selected. Press save, exit foxy proxy and navigate to