Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

#7484 new enhancement

Add system-wide proxy.

Reported by: HaikuBot Owned by: nobody
Priority: normal Milestone: R1
Component: Network & Internet Version: R1/Development
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking: #13393
Has a Patch: no Platform: All

Description

What about adding system-wide proxy support to Haiku? It would be very useful. If user doesn't have direct connection to the Internet for some reason, he could open network preflet and fill in proxy: server address, port, login, password and will get connected to Internet.

Change History (6)

comment:1 by jackburton, 8 years ago

Nice idea, though I THINK that applications need to support this too. IOW: I don't think that this will magically enable all applications to use a proxy, if they don't support it.

comment:2 by HaikuBot, 8 years ago

Why not? For example, now I haven't direct connection, so we compiled tool which called 'proxychains'. Now I launch svn, Web+ or any other app just typing in terminal: proxychains appname. And getting Internet for any app. But this ticket about system-wide proxy. You can google about this kind of proxy. There are system-wide proxy for Linux and Windows. But if Haiku will have it out of the box it would be great!

comment:3 by diver, 8 years ago

Component: - GeneralNetwork & Internet

comment:4 by mmu_man, 8 years ago

It could be interesting to also support this proxy: URI scheme, although not standardized: http://getfoxyproxy.org/proxyprotocol.html

(with an alert of course before applying the changes)

comment:5 by eanyx, 4 years ago

Why not develop an Haiku API to bind to system wide proxy in any apps that need internet connection.

comment:6 by diver, 2 years ago

Blocking: 13393 added
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