Make Internet Aware Application Support Network Proxy

Posted on 2009-11-01 05:42 UTC by Bobby Adesuyan. Status: Under consideration, Categories: Internet & Networking.

I currently own the Nokia N810 and found out that beside the Browser, Feed reader, and the Internet Radio app. No other Internet aware applications on diablo supports network proxy. Even the default IM application only works if you are using a direct Internet connection and will not work if you are working behind a network proxy. The OS its self allows for the user to setup a system wide proxy as part of setting up a connection profile. But most Internet aware 3rd party applications dont use it (or have embedded proxy support) The situation is very different on my Nokia E71 every applications (including 3rd party) work using the system wide proxy settings. It would be really cool if 3rd party application are developed to use the system wide proxy or embedded their own proxy support

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Solution #1: Use PROTOCOL_proxy environment variables

Posted on 2010-02-01 22:52 UTC by Lionel Mamane.

Use the GNU/Linux-standard http_proxy, ftp_proxy, socks_proxy, ... environment variables to communicate to applications what they should use.

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