Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 590507
Needless notification "Could not find a usable proxy configuration script"
Last modified: 2011-06-27 12:13:04 EDT
Description of problem:
I have my KDE system settings set to "Automatically detect proxy settings" since I frequently move between my office network, which requires a proxy and provides DNS & DHCP based proxy configuration discovery (WPAD) and other networks where no proxy is available/required - when I am connected to networks with no proxy I frequently get a popup notification from the system tray "Could not find a usable proxy configuration script". This is technically correct since there isn't one, but isn't terribly useful information since it doesn't cause any problems and in fact is expected.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Frequently but not every time the application/connection is started.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Configure KDE to use automatic proxy detection
2. Open an application that makes an HTTP connection, eg konqueror
If KDE applications haven't made a recent HTTP internet connection (10 minutes or so?) the notification is popped up.
The notification shouldn't be displayed, it provides no useful information and suggests a problem where one doesn't exist
I believe that the notification originates from the KDE "Proxy Scout" service.
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