Bug 653110 - clock-applet doesn't use network proxy
Summary: clock-applet doesn't use network proxy
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-panel
Version: 14
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-11-14 15:40 UTC by bugzilla
Modified: 2012-08-16 20:19 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2012-08-16 20:19:13 UTC
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Description bugzilla 2010-11-14 15:40:44 UTC
Description of problem:
clock-applet doesn't use proxy in F14 (worked fine in F13) for getting temperature/weather information

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
- Set Network Proxy in System --> Preferences --> Network Proxy
- Block port 80 outgoing traffic and check the firewall log

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Tag 'Show weather' and/or 'Show temperature' in the clock-applet preferences
2. Set network proxy
3. Watch how it ignores the proxy
Actual results:
From machine 'netstat -pan':
tcp        0      1             SYN_SENT    2610/clock-applet   

( is weather.noaa.gov)

From firewall log on router:
Nov 14 16:30:11 router kernel: [337792.268392] IPTABLES RULE 21 -- DENY IN=eth1 OUT=eth0 SRC= DST= LEN=60 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=63 ID=20681 DF PROTO=TCP SPT=59737 DPT=80 WINDOW=5840 RES=0x00 SYN URGP=0

Expected results:
clock-applet uses proxy (this is an entry from the Squid log from before the  upgrade of the machine):
1289595761.941    314 TCP_MISS/200 7064 GET http://weather.noaa.gov/mgetmetar.php? - DIRECT/ text/html

Additional info:

Comment 1 Colin.Simpson 2010-11-23 19:21:11 UTC
A rotten workaround I'm using is, to 
cd /usr/libexec
mv  clock-applet clock-applet.real

Create a script named clock-applet in this directory containing.


export http_proxy=http://wwwproxy:3128

Where wwwproxy is my proxy server. Then chmod 755 clock-applet

Nice if it was fixed.

Comment 2 DaveG 2011-07-04 11:33:00 UTC
Seeing this too. Looks like the problem is with package libgweather. HTTP is handled by libsoup. That has hooks for proxy lookup etc. but they appear not to be used/implemented in libgweather.

Also found other bugs that may be duplicates:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=636962 (Weather Report applet ignores autoconfigured network proxy)
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=660247 (gnome weather doesn't work with proxy)

Not a big problem, but a security vs. functionality issue for me.


Comment 3 DaveG 2011-07-23 13:14:24 UTC
Fixed for me (privoxy on host a.b.c.d:8118, network proxy: Automatic, no URL, WPAD handling in DHCP and DNS, pac file via httpd)...

$ sudo yum list 'libproxy*'
$ sudo yum install libproxy-gnome libproxy-mozjs libproxy-bin
$ export _MM_DEBUG=DEBUG
$ export _PX_DEBUG=DEBUG
$ proxy http://some.extenal.net
Config is: wpad://
Trying to find the PAC using WPAD...
WPAD search via: 24dns_alias_wpad_extension
PAC found!
Using pacrunner: 25mozjs_pacrunner_extension
Pacrunner returned: PROXY a.b.c.d:8118

No more firewall holes!

Documentation issue?
META package containing all extension modules?


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