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Old 11-19-2006, 11:39 PM   #1
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Proxy settings location for Firefox, Opera, Konqueror browsers


Could someone clarify how Linux [say FC5/6] controls proxy settings. For example, Skype for Linux automatically looks for proxy settings from your Opera config files. You may also set the environment variables "http_proxy" or "https_proxy" (note the lowercase) to point to your HTTP(S) proxy ("host-port").

If I use another browser instead of Firefox, say Opera or Konqueror and set my proxy settings in Firefox, are these setting updating the SAME global proxy settings configuration location which is used by Firefox and will those programs like Skype which specify that they will use browser proxy settings pick up the settings I set using Firefox?

Does anyone know how to change the settings of these proxy settings programatically? If you have any such script

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TIA

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Old 11-20-2006, 12:48 AM   #2
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KOnqueror uses the default system proxy, Firefox you have to set the proxy manually. Most apps that are native to the desktop manageer like KDE/Gnome apps will go by system proxy settings. Other apps may vary.
 
Old 11-22-2006, 01:44 AM   #3
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Proxy settings location for Firefox, Opera, Konqueror browsers

where can I find out what the system proxy settings are set to? And does anyone know of a script I could use to switch between a range of proxies quickly whilst using Firefox? I know under W32 there are plugins for Firefox to do this, but say if I was using Konqueror, is there a script.
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by peter88
where can I find out what the system proxy settings are set to?
That depends on your distro.


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Old 11-23-2006, 11:30 PM   #5
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Proxy settings location for Firefox, Opera, Konqueror browsers

OK, lets say for example under FC5 and FC6, how is it done?
 
  


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