[aprssig] Xastir and a proxy?

Mark A. Lewis mark at siliconjunkie.net
Tue Dec 7 11:56:38 EST 2004

Kinda, we do have a socks proxy I can use, but not sure for how long.

What protocol does Xastir use to fetch the online maps? In another mail
you said that it does not use HTTP for anything.

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[mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of Curt, WE7U
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Subject: Re: [aprssig] Xastir and a proxy?

On Tue, 7 Dec 2004, Mark A. Lewis wrote:

> Is there a way to tell Xastir (on Linux) to use a proxy to fetch maps?

> I have it installed here in the office, but it is kinda bland with no 
> maps.

There appear to be answers to your question here:


Looks like you can either "socksify" Xastir and recompile it, or just
set the LD_LIBRARY_PATH variable in your environment to call out the
path to the SOCKS library before all the others so that the dynamic
linking process will catch that library first.

You also have to set up the config file.

Looks like you can redirect your entire Linux box through the SOCKS
firewall that way, without having to recompile anything.  Pretty cool.

Does that solve your problem?

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