[CLUG-tech] ISA rolout at ICT

Kyle Williams kylewilliams at openwarriors.org
Tue Dec 4 09:39:53 SAST 2007

Hi Rainer

On Tuesday 04 December 2007 09:20:15 Rainer M Krug wrote:
> My question is:
> How does that affect programs (under Linux) in which I can not use the
> automatic configuration script, but which use a direct proxy address?
> I assume that browsers like firefox et al will work - but I am slightly
> worried about the other programs (smart package manager, R, etc.) ---
> especially ICTS help desk essentially told me that I should contact them
> if it doesn't work and they will see if they can make a plan to make it
> work.

Everything which does not run on the HTTP protocol works without a problem, 
ie. email.
For programs which use the HTTP protocol, such as for apt, rss, etc. you need 
to set up the proxy. In KDE I do it under the control panel and everyting 
works without a problem.


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