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[aprssig] Xastir and a proxy?

Curt, WE7U archer at eskimo.com
Tue Dec 7 16:58:59 UTC 2004


On Tue, 7 Dec 2004, Curt, WE7U wrote:

> On Tue, 7 Dec 2004, Chuck Milam, KF9FR wrote:
>
> > If I could make one request:  Please ensure that whatever solution is
> > implemented respects the HTTP_PROXY environment variable.  It makes life
> > behind a proxy much easier if you don't have to configure every
> > application in a different way for proxy use.
>
> Isn't that used only for web-based proxy's, for browsing?  The HTTP
> in that env variable name is a specific protocol.  Perhaps other
> types of connections use that same environment variable, but that
> seems unlikely.  Xastir doesn't use http protocol for anything.

Untrue.  We make libcurl and/or wget calls to go snag online maps
using http or ftp protocol.  That was my oops.

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