Fiddling with proxy settings in /opt/amazon/ebook/config/browser_prefs
There was a thread on here last year where there was allusion that a "simple one line change" to /opt/amazon/ebook/config/browser_prefs could effectively bypass or remove the Amazon proxy check. However, I'm not having any luck at this (and the original poster does not remember what he/she did when I contacted them).
Simply removing the line which specifies fints-g7g.amazon.com or using 127.0.0.1 doesn't work. It cripples all internet access.
My motives are fairly benign in case anyone is wondering. I'm just trying to "right a wrong": fiddling a way to being able to use Wikipedia French in addition to the Wikipedia English that is currently the only site allowed by the proxy from here in Canada. It's a bilingual country after all...