Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 152117
RFE: gnome-network-preferences: should setup proxy system wide
Last modified: 2009-01-09 01:52:08 EST
Description of problem:
In Desktop > Preferences, I have something called "Network Proxy" (that is
If I configure my proxy here, as a newbie I'd expect it to be configured
system-wide for all the applications that requires it - especially yum and
firefox. There is currently not even an indication/feedback of the limited
scope of this proxy configuration... And not only should the Network Proxy be
able to configure http proxy, but it should also be able to configure SOCKS proxy.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Default workstation install
2. Launch Network Proxy
3. Configure proxy correctly
Notice that it doesn't seem to modify the most important apps.
All the apps made aware and properly configured for the proxies.
In most corporate environments, proxies are a fact of life...
Ray, didn't we fix this in FC6 by exporting HTTP_PROXY in gnome-session ?
Sort of, it doesn't address socks proxies, or automatic proxy configuration, and
as I just found out a few minutes ago, the patch is broken for proxies that
Also, as pointed out in the same comment, it has security ramifications, so I'm
going to turn off the http_proxy setting in the case that the proxy requires
This report targets the FC3 or FC4 products, which have now been EOL'd.
Could you please check that it still applies to a current Fedora release, and
either update the target product or close it ?
Fedora Core 3 and Fedora Core 4 are no longer supported. If you could retest
this issue on a current release or on the latest development / test version, we
would appreciate that. Otherwise, this bug will be marked as CANTFIX one month
from now. Thanks for your help and for your patience.
This is definitely not solved IMO (even in fc7 test 4).
For example, if I input a proxy in Network Proxy, the change is not reflected in
The requirement would be to have the obvious place to configure the proxy
system-wide actually apply changes system wide.
1) Fedora Developer Spin i686 with latest updates
2) System > Preferences > Internet and Network > Network Proxy
3) configure a proxy from: http://www.publicproxyservers.com
4) Go to a page using Firefox
5) lsof -i tcp shows that we are still connecting directly to the site
There is no gnome-network-preferences component?
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