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Old 11-13-2017, 05:26 AM   #1
gnoma
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Question Export proxy variable not the same as gnome network manager global system proxy!?!????


Hello,

I'm trying to solve this issue for a while.

I installed the new skypeforlinux (currently latest version 8.10) binary on my Fedora 26. However in my corp environment w e have Internet only through a proxy server.

All how-to articles on the Internet says to export http_proxy and https_proxy environment variable in the startup script of skypeforlinux.

However I found out that it doesn't work at all. Tried this many times with many different proxies and still doesn't work. Testing with curl works fine with proxy and doesn't work without proxy variable, but skypeforlinux doesn't work at all.

However when I put in the gnome network manager a global proxy it does export on all my terminals the all_proxy variable and suddenly skype starts working. Doesn't even require restart.
Tried to export all_proxy in the skype startup script but still doesn't work.

So my question is:
Do you have any idea what does the network manager do that shell environment variables don't do so skype can work fine?

Thank you, iddqd && idkfa
 
Old 11-13-2017, 03:37 PM   #2
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Wonder if skype is looking to global settings always?

If you have some of the proxies other than wpad and pac then the global is usually the way to go. Not all programs have the ability to edit their use of network but if skype does then you'd think it would work. Could contact the maintainers for that issue. Could be a bug or feature.
 
Old 11-17-2017, 08:20 AM   #3
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Wonder if skype is looking to global settings always?

If you have some of the proxies other than wpad and pac then the global is usually the way to go. Not all programs have the ability to edit their use of network but if skype does then you'd think it would work. Could contact the maintainers for that issue. Could be a bug or feature.
I know that the new skypeforlinux doesn't have it's own proxy configuration and it relay on the OS proxy.

It's not so much about the skype itself, I'm wondering how does the gnome-network-manager tells to the application to use this or that proxy.
For example if I export environment variable HTTP_PROXY I can tell to a specific application to use a specific proxy. This has been the standard way for many years.

But now something has changed and the question is what and how does the network manager does tell the applications to use specific proxies? Is it some other runtime variable? Or it has something to do with dbus?
Because there are so many graphical environment different than gnome and so many network managers. I believe skype is compiled to be independent from all that and it should work on any of them.

Regards and lots of pizza+beer
 
  


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