[Sugar-devel] Network proxy, configuration

forster at ozonline.com.au forster at ozonline.com.au
Fri Mar 15 16:53:31 EDT 2013

> Hello,
> I expect what Simon is asking is some more information to back up this 
> statement:
> Both individual users and deployments need to be able to set a proxy for
> Sugar and activities to use.


To access internet in Australian government schools you need to use a proxy. I am not sure if it is the same proxy for all schools in a state but it will definitely be a different proxy in each state. For this reason alone, setting the proxy in the build is a problem, you would need a different build in each state.

If the laptop is take home, the user would want to be able to access the internet in public libraries, Macdonalds restaurants, shopping malls, cafes, home etc. To do this they need to be able to disable the proxy.

Question: is if feasible to fall back to non proxy behaviour if the specified proxy is unable to serve webpages? There are 2 or maybe 3 cases, an invalid url in the proxy string eg 'hello', a valid but unreachable url and (possibly?) a third case of a reachable url which does not authorise you to use it.


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