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Bug#140230: general: Ad-hoc proxy configuration

On Wed, Mar 27, 2002 at 11:02:41PM -0600, Chris Lawrence wrote:
> > Incidentally, here is a list of the packages that had to be configured by hand:
> > wget-ssl
> > reportbug
> > konqueror
> > mozilla-browser
> All of these packages should honor the http_proxy environment
> variable.  (I know reportbug does.)

So does Wget. I don't use Konqueror, but I know that Mozilla doesn't
honor environment at all, even locale setting.

> Perhaps whatever is prompting for this (I assume base-config) should
> add the entry to /etc/environment.

I solve this problem rather unusually: by installing Squid on my
machine, and setting all HTTP clients (and http_proxy) to use
localhost:3128. Extra bonus is that I only have to keep my proxy
password in one place (/etc/squid.conf) instead of a hundred different

Dmitry Borodaenko

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