Description of problem:
In a recent version of Red Hat Linux, the GNOME weather applet
stopped functioning for me on my work system, yet continued to
work on my home system. My work system requires that Internet
access be performed via an Internet Web proxy server, while my
home system does not.
I ran a tcpdump of my local host, and it seems the weather applet
is attempting to connect directly to tgftp.new.noaa.gov on port
80, rather than via the Web proxy.
It seems that gweather-applet2 has stopped using the Web proxy
configured in Preferences->Network proxy.
I don't know whether this affects any other applets that use
these proxy settings, because I can't think of any to test them.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
This is related to Gnome Bug #110518
Workaround is to use gconf-editor to set the use_http_proxy option.
This should be fixed in Fedora Core 2 (and probably in Fedora Core 1