failed to retrieve keys – Automatix !

After installing Automatix on the Ubuntu, when I started it , it sleeps for some time (seemingly) and then says – failed to retrieve keys.

Looking at the `ps -aef’ output I could find that it has been trying to get the keys with a timeout value and when the timeout occurs, it shows the error.

So something to do with firewall ! or proxy settings ! I tried shutting the firewall down. did not help.

Then I went to System -> Preferences -> Network Proxy and put the proxy information there. Worked !!