[aprssig] Xastir and a proxy?

Andrew Rich vk4tec at tech-software.net
Tue Dec 7 15:09:04 EST 2004

Have the same problem at my Telco work as well.

We hide behind a port 80 proxy / firewall.

I could never get ui-view to work either.

What is needed is some testing, and perhaps an itermeduatory
program, that authenticates and passes to xastir.

I will have a play see what I can break 


Andy VK4TEC - PERL rocks 

On Wed, 2004-12-08 at 02:27, Curt, WE7U wrote:
> 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's no way that I know of to do so.  We've never been asked for
> that before, best that I can recall.  Not that this is a direct
> solution to your problem, but read on.
> I don't understand the "no maps" thing.  The 'net-based maps are a
> small part of Xastir.  Download maps and use them directly.  We
> support darned-near all maps out there that are free.  Try
> PocketAPRS/WinAPRS/DosAPRS maps for a start, then branch out and try
> some of the nicer stuff out there, like Tigermaps in Shapefile
> format or topo maps.
> Back to the original question, if someone can point me to a simple
> library for doing TCP/IP proxies, I can look into it.  Are there
> more than one type of proxy that one might need, or will one
> solution fit all?
> --
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