> you know, I wonder if we can't create a defacto place in the Java1.4
> preferences world for storing proxy information across apps. There is
> something for applets, but nothing for apps in general.
> Imagine a System node "org.apache.jakarta.proxy" that would be read by
> everything that cares about proxies -they could even implement a
> listener to respond to dynamic changes, so that were I to write a
> laptop utility that switched the proxy on and off, apps could get the
If you needed that, couldn't the default system properties for proxies be used?