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Re: Uniform Proxy Settings



On Fri, 2008-10-03 at 07:17 -0700, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> On Fri, 03 Oct 2008 09:34:58 -0400
> seth vidal <skvidal fedoraproject org> wrote:
> > > >
> > > Yes, but it is no problem for yum optionally check this settings if
> > > it is available in system, right?
> > 
> > Rather than instrument all apps so they can follow all desktop
> > systems' mechanism for setting a proxy, wouldn't it make more sense
> > to have a common way that all the desktops set?
> >
> 
> .... like http_proxy environment variable that everyone and their dog
> (except firefox) uses ?
> 
> 

http_proxy is too limited to be the standard way to set a global proxy,
do not forget about
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_Proxy_Autodiscovery_Protocol

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