Proxy compliance and assistance.
ASYMK there are a number of different proxies technologies and it's
not impossible to be in a position where there use is mandatory. I've
recently looked into a number of bugs against Canonical's Ubuntu:
I'd like to start a movement to verify and assist projects/packages with
the proper deployment of software that supports proxies. If this
doesn't happen in Debian then there is no hope for Ubuntu.
I'm able to assist application developers in the network level coding
needed to make use of a proxy as well as provide some vary flexible
example tools that can be employed to this end.
What I need most of all is community support, it's no good to confront
developers or package maintainers that are insistent on rebelling
against the use of proxies. Obviously this is a debate that could only
hurt the users. I'd like to see proxy support being added a release
critical issue, likely not for the current release but set as a goal no
more then two releases from now.
I'd like to have a single large debate and then, assuming the concept
flies, setup a task force and mailing list for users and developers to
Members of the task force should be considerate of all different types
of proxies. http(caching and non-caching); http-connect(both port
filtered and not port filtered); socks(in all it's glorious iterations);
plus anything else that falls even remotely into this category. However
it's only natural that the group would consist of experts in particular
Even though the advent of IPv6 diminishes the need or deployment of
proxies and that they may decrease and even disappear in the not so
distant future. I see proxy support instead as a worth while goal
that's long overdue.