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Re: Smolt from behind a proxy (Re: Smolt: firsboot revisited)



On Wed, 2007-02-14 at 13:59 -0600, Jeffrey C. Ollie wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-02-14 at 13:47 -0600, Mike McGrath wrote:
> > Leszek Matok wrote:
> > > Dnia 14-02-2007, śro o godzinie 19:01 +0100, David Nielsen napisał(a):
> > >   
> > >> Smolt is doubleplus good, I vote yes.
> > >>     
> > > I don't know nice 1984-ish word for "not so good", but:
> > >
> > > Can Smolt work from behind a proxy server, faking the User-Agent?
> > > Because, you know, I've tried to register some machines from a real
> > > production environment, with no luck. setenv http_proxy doesn't work,
> > > probably because our proxy rejects most of UA-s (or because Smolt
> > > doesn't honor http_proxy at all).
> > 
> > This is a must, I'll contact you as soon as its ready.
> 
> Setting http_proxy should work - I've tested that before.  If your proxy
> blocks unusual User-Agent strings that may be more difficult to deal
> with - I'm not sure how easy it is to configure urlgrabber to use a
> different User-Agent string.
> 

for MOST proxies. Some Microsoft-based proxies like to make kittens
suffer.

-sv



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