[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Fake IAP connection or how to use local web applications

From: Collin R. Mulliner collin at betaversion.net
Date: Wed Jan 31 23:56:06 EET 2007
FYI: I added a bug in bugzilla for this problem.

On Wed, 2007-01-31 at 16:42 -0300, Gustavo Sverzut Barbieri wrote:
> So, we have an internet tablet, with a great browser, but we're unable
> to use it for local web applications because browser requests and
> internet connection when accessing ""
> In 770, every application that used IC connection or was launched
> using a LD_PRELOAD that mapped "socket" call to use it and ask for an
> internet connection (I wonder why socket() and not connect()...). By
> that time I could use the following GConf line to setup a fake IAP
> connection called "Localhost":
>    gconftool -s -t string /system/osso/connectivity/IAP/Localhost/type DUMMY
> but this doesn't work with N800.
> I wonder:
>  - how to overcome this problem in N800.
>  - is there a better approach to this problem?
>  - why do you request IAP connection for localhost?
> Our use is Canola web-ui, we use a small footprint webserver (written
> with libsoup, it also takes care of scanning new media) and that allow
> us to have a multi-platform local/remote user interface to configure
> our software.
Collin R. Mulliner <collin at betaversion.net>
BETAVERSiON Systems [www.betaversion.net]
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OK, so you're a Ph.D. Just don't touch anything.

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