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Re: A sole, standard proxy library for Fedora



On Fri, 2006-05-26 at 13:34 -0400, David Hollis 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.

the thing is that the lib needs to really be able to deal with auto
proxy scripts... ... which is more complex than just http_proxy...


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