Opened 12 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

#3427 new enhancement

Cannot specify a global proxy when using Gnome

Reported by: Brianetta Owned by: seanegan
Milestone: Component: pidgin (gtk)
Version: 2.2.1 Keywords:


I run Gnome in an environment where I need to use two sets of proxy configurations. All HTTP traffic goes out through a squid proxy, and this is the Gnome Proxy setting. This proxy rejects any traffic not bound for port 80, 8080 or 443, and so is not usable for most IM protocols.

I do have a Socks proxy for use with IM (it's OpenSSH). Because I am using Gnome, I cannot tell Pidgin to just use that proxy. I must change the preferences of every account (there are several) to the same Socks values. Should my Socks settings change, I have seven accounts to change.

My suggestion is that instead of completely hiding the global proxy settings from the network preferences tab, that exactly the same approach should be used as on the advanced tab of each account. A drop-down list which, when set to "Use Gnome Proxy Settings" hides all of the proxy controls.

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by lschiere

  • Component changed from unclassified to pidgin (gtk)
  • Owner changed from lschiere to seanegan

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by AZ

I'd vote for it.

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by ari

I would also recommend changing the "Use GNOME Proxy Settings" to something more accurate like "Use GNOME HTTP Proxy Settings", since Pidgin currently only uses HTTP.

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