[aprssig] Xastir and a proxy?

Curt, WE7U archer at eskimo.com
Tue Dec 7 11:46:39 EST 2004

On Tue, 7 Dec 2004, Chuck Milam, KF9FR wrote:

> If I could make one request:  Please ensure that whatever solution is
> implemented respects the HTTP_PROXY environment variable.  It makes life
> behind a proxy much easier if you don't have to configure every
> application in a different way for proxy use.

Isn't that used only for web-based proxy's, for browsing?  The HTTP
in that env variable name is a specific protocol.  Perhaps other
types of connections use that same environment variable, but that
seems unlikely.  Xastir doesn't use http protocol for anything.

> I expect whatever library you choose will likely support it.  Just a
> checklist item for your consideration.

So far it looks like SOCKS4 or SOCKS5 might be the type of proxy
server that we should look at.

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