On Fri, 18 May 2007 01:04:04 +0200
martinko <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> I need to plug my company laptop in to different networks many of
> which make use of some sort of proxy for accessing the internet. And
> every time I face this challenge of changing connection settings of
> different applications in many places. This is of course very
> What I would like to be able to do is to change the connection
> settings regarding a proxy in one place and have it affect all my
The traditional way is through environmental variables, but lot of GUI
applications wont respect them, and it wouldn't work smoothly
without a reboot anyway.
I would suggest you use some kind of local proxy, either a full
caching http level proxy like squid, or a simple TCP redirection. You
can then point your apps at a localhost port, and just reconfigure the
proxy. Take a look at the www and net ports for proxies.
A lot of applications support automatic proxy discovery, which might be
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