These are chat archives for Nithmr/ProxyHelper

29th
Jun 2016
Akarshit Wal
@Akarshit
Jun 29 2016 08:18
Quite and informative site for a newbie.
The best thing would be to test which sotwares take global proxy and which don't. But we will do this after the Tor task.
Utkarsh Raj
@clearnote01
Jun 29 2016 08:23
coming to that.. how do we set socks in environment for firefox? I hv been googling it fo hours and none of the solutions worked for me.
Akarshit Wal
@Akarshit
Jun 29 2016 08:24
Doesn't it has a config file somewhere?
Utkarsh Raj
@clearnote01
Jun 29 2016 08:38
firefox takes for http proxy (which is already supported) from /etc/environment file
but i'm having trouble in setting socks proxy in /etc/environment file
Akarshit Wal
@Akarshit
Jun 29 2016 09:58
Let me search also/
Wait, I somehow forgot this but my plan was to ask the user to ask firefox to work on system porxy always if they want to use proxyHelper. This way if they do not want to connect to the proxy the proxyHelper has chosen for them, they can just change the proxy in firefox(and everybody knows how to do that.)
@clearnote01 Also about the link of IIT site you posted. I want your article to be something like that.
May be you can break in into normal and advanced section.
Utkarsh Raj
@clearnote01
Jun 29 2016 10:59
@Akarshit Yes, do search and report here. I am trying to look for some substitutes as well, we could use PAC file maybe, which will have an awesome benifit to be cross-platform. I'm lurking on #firefox, etc on irc that I may find something useful.
Akarshit Wal
@Akarshit
Jun 29 2016 11:14
Should I search? Isn't firefox picking up socks proxy from the system proxy?
Utkarsh Raj
@clearnote01
Jun 29 2016 11:34
It doesn't seem to even pick http proxy from environment.
it might be a singular issue on my system or ...
Akarshit Wal
@Akarshit
Jun 29 2016 11:39
So either you messed up your system or you messed up your firefox. I hope its tha later.
Utkarsh Raj
@clearnote01
Jun 29 2016 11:47
Or just maybe... firefox is messed up?
Akarshit Wal
@Akarshit
Jun 29 2016 11:48
Maybe.
Utkarsh Raj
@clearnote01
Jun 29 2016 11:49
But I hope the issue is singular, Kubuntu has a crazy system proxy system
it might be due to that.
Akarshit Wal
@Akarshit
Jun 29 2016 11:49
Can you boot Ubuntu?
Utkarsh Raj
@clearnote01
Jun 29 2016 11:59
well i'm hoping I can solve it on IRC
And still, PAC file looks very appealing to me, because it is cross-platform
Akarshit Wal
@Akarshit
Jun 29 2016 12:01
What idea do you have about the PAC file
Utkarsh Raj
@clearnote01
Jun 29 2016 12:02
none so far, lol
but i think it will solve our problem.
Has anyone even used /etc/environment to set proxy in Firefox
It seems, it is an old issue that's been dragging for years.
Akarshit Wal
@Akarshit
Jun 29 2016 14:05
If firefox doesn't use http_proxy, ftp_proxy and https_proxy when set to get proxy from system, then what does it uses?
Utkarsh Raj
@clearnote01
Jun 29 2016 17:03
i'm really confused, it may be a kde issue...
I think the issue is, while system utilities respect /etc/environment, Network Manager(gnome tool) is independent of environment variables.
(not sure, though)
But we can set proxy in NWM by gsetting http.proxy=myproxy (something like this), and we will have a system wide proxy. But for kde Proxy module there doesn't seem to be a such a single line command ... and while there is an interface for getting proxy from environment variable, I think it may be broken....
it is all absolutely crazy -_-
PAC uses very restricted javascript... and while it has a method to check for proxies, it is fallback type and so really slow for our case
Utkarsh Raj
@clearnote01
Jun 29 2016 17:09
It all might work on Ubuntu, but i don't have it ;-; I'll see what i can do
Akarshit Wal
@Akarshit
Jun 29 2016 19:10
Can you install ubuntu today?