on 6/25/04 3:46 AM, Heath Raftery at [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > Hi Randall, > > On 24/06/2004, at 11:52 AM, Randall Perry wrote: > >> StartAuthoxy is starting ok at boot time, but connections are refused >> on >> internet apps. > > I'm seeing the same thing actually, but was unsure how specific it was. > I first became aware via another client on the same network as myself, > and then noticed later that I had the same problem. Very handy to know > others are experiencing the same. > >> If I open System Prefs and stop and start Authoxy, it'll work fine >> till the >> next reboot. > > Yeah, the problem is not Authoxy starting as such, as far as I can tell. > >> Anyone know what the problem is? > > Firstly, are you using the pac file option? I *think* that maybe the > connection. I looked very briefly at the problem, and couldn't figure > out the logic, but here's what I know: Actually, I'm not. > > With the pac option selected, the first job when Authoxy starts up is > to download and compile the pac file, ready for the first connection. > Then, as when the pac option is not selected, Authoxy prepares itself > and opens local network sockets. Now, the startAuthoxy application > really has a very soft confirmation algorithm for the successful > initiation of Authoxy - it essentially reports success if Authoxy is > successfully invoked, and does not consider whether for example, the > pac file was successfully downloaded. > > For some reason, and here's the clincher, Authoxy appears to fail to > download the pac file when it is invoked during the login proceedure > (such as having startAuthoxy as a login item), but will succeed > everytime after that. That is, something is wrong with the network > communication during login. And that's where I fail you, dear users - I > have not discovered why the simple download of the pac file (which uses > the cURL library, in case anyone is interested) fails during login, but > not at anytime afterwards. > > I offer my eternal awe and gratitude if someone were to figure this out > ;-) I will look in to it, but it wont be for a little while. University > exam period unfortunately demands my immediate attention. > > Heath Maybe as a kludge I'll disable StartAuthoxy and setup a cron job running every 5 minutes that checks if authoxy is running, and if not, starts it.
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