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Re: upgrade to rawhide report

On Mon, 2004-08-23 at 15:27, Colin Walters wrote:
> On Mon, 2004-08-23 at 14:58 +0200, Nils Philippsen wrote:
> > On Mon, 2004-08-23 at 14:30, Colin Walters wrote:
> > > On Mon, 2004-08-23 at 10:03 +0200, Nils Philippsen wrote:
> > > > for e.g. configuring network proxies,
> > > 
> > > DHCP provides a means to advertise HTTP proxies, and there are other
> > > ones too.  We should make sure we're supporting those instead of
> > > requiring manual configuration. 
> > 
> > There are situations where you don't have an influence on the DHCP
> > configuration (just being in the network of another company than your
> > own). Mind I don't talk about fully graphical configuration for that,
> > just hooks.
> We need to support whatever Windows supports (i.e. what system
> administrators are actually deploying), ultimately.
> Incidentally, it shouldn't be all that hard to get the http proxy from
> DHCP into userspace.  dhclient seems to write out the configuration
> into /var/lib/dhcp/dhclient-ethX.leases.  At worst you could have a
> little post-DHCP script that does "grep http-proxy", and then something
> like: 
> dbus-send --system --signal com.redhat.Network.DHCP.HttpProxy string:$(proxy)

That sounds good but I'm talking about when the DHCP server doesn't
provide this information. Are when it's inaccurate, e.g. you're at a
customer's site where people login with their Windows accounts to the
proxy which is what DHCP propagates. All external people are expected to
use another proxy.

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