A sole, standard proxy library for Fedora
philipp_subx at redfish-solutions.com
Fri May 26 23:26:15 UTC 2006
Arthur Pemberton wrote:
>On 5/26/06, David Hollis <dhollis at davehollis.com> wrote:
>>On Fri, 2006-05-26 at 11:11 -0600, Philip Prindeville wrote:
>>>I have a laptop that travels with me from work (where there's the
>>>use of web proxies) to home (where I don't), and was overwhelmed
>>>by the number of config files that I have to switch over every time
>>>I move from one place to the other.
>>Most CLI apps will honor http_proxy/ftp_proxy environment variables for
>>proxying. GUI apps may or may not support that, I can't say that I've
>>tried. Gnome (and I'm sure KDE) have their own control panel setting
>>for that, but that only applies to apps that make use of their VFS
>>library. If they do their own web access, they may not honor it.
>Can I attest to how little this helps. First of all, this solution is
>virtually non existant without doing some Googling. Then (at least
>based on the solution I found) I had to write up a script to export
>the variables, both in lower case and uppercase, or export them
>manually. And I did all this so I could use Yum. For firefox to work,
>I had to set its config. I tried setting up a proxy pac to work
>automatically based on the network I was on, but that did not work
>out. Luckily, KDE has Control Center to allow setting of proxy
>information. Machine wide setting of proxy information, esp. based on
>active network would be great...not even Windows has this to the best
>of my knowledge.
>Unfortunately, I have niether the time, nor the know how to implement
Maybe we can get it onto the SOC dance card?
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