[maemo-users] Proxies

From: Peter Flynn peter.flynn at mars.ucc.ie
Date: Sat Sep 12 18:51:48 EEST 2009
In the network applet for N800/OS800, in Connections, you can specify in 
the Advanced section what your proxies are. This is fine for the 
protocols provided for (HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, and RTSP) but I can't see how 
to tell it to use the same IP address for *all* protocols.

In particular, it would be nice to be able to use SSH, SFTP, Skype, 
Pidgin, Gizmo, Mauku, and a whole bunch of others on my campus network, 
which nominally provides HTTP and HTTPS only, but which in fact has a 
proxy that will pass most things so long as you are configured to talk 
directly to it. Most apps don't seem to have any way to specify this, 
and anyway it's something which ought to go in the config for that 
network, not the app. Even Skype, which is notoriously good (bad?) at 
finding a way through corporate firewalls, won't penetrate this 
particular piece of ice.

Is it possible to manually edit whatever config file the networking app 
writes when it saves a network setup, without the changes causing the 
app to gag when it reloads them, and without having to re-enter them 
manually every time, or lose them if you do modify the setup via the 
applet's own interface?

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