[ILUG] anyone using TCD's annoying proxy setup?
rsynnott at gmail.com
Tue Oct 12 00:09:30 IST 2004
Just use proxy or proxy2. Have been doing that for a while, no problems...
On Mon, 11 Oct 2004 22:51:51 +0100, Colm MacCarthaigh <colm at stdlib.net> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 11, 2004 at 02:20:09PM -0700, gabriel gryffyn wrote:
> > right, that works perfectly well in the web browsers, but i've no idea
> > how to configure apt or other non-browser programs to work with it.
> That's slightly more difficult. Presumably TCD use automatic
> configuration so that they may arbitrarily change the details of their
> proxy service, right now if I fetch that file I get:
> function FindProxyForURL(url, host)
> return "PROXY proxy1.tcd.ie:8002; PROXY proxy4.tcd.ie:8002; DIRECT";
> but next week, it could be proxy2 and proxy3, or maybe even next minute
> - it might be some form of load balancing, I really have no idea and
> only used it for the first time today :)
> So, you have two choices, you can hardcode the proxy details and if they
> ever stop working - wget a new version of proxy.cgi's output and change
> appropriately, or you can write some fancy init script that wget's on
> startup or from /etc/network/interfaces to detect what network your on
> and sets variables in /etc/profile accordingly.
> apt respects the http_proxy and ftp_proxy environment variables, just
> use the "http://username:password@proxy:port" format :)
> Colm MacCárthaigh Public Key: colm+pgp at stdlib.net
> Irish Linux Users' Group
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