[links-list] proxies and LANs

Mikulas Patocka mikulas at artax.karlin.mff.cuni.cz
Wed Jan 3 11:46:28 PST 2001

> On Wed, Jan 03, 2001 at 09:54:37AM -0500, Bennett Todd wrote:
> > 2001-01-03-08:39:29 Michael Deegan:
> > > This is probably really a request-for-feature, but how do I tell Links not
> > > to use the proxy for local (LAN) hosts, as the proxy, naturally enough,
> > > knows nothing about the hostnames that appear in my /etc/hosts :P
> > 
> > It's been a while since I used the feature, but I believe under Lynx
> > the trick was to specify a comma-separated list of hostnames
> > (domainnames) as the value of the environment variable no_proxy
> > (lowercase). A quick "strings /usr/bin/links|grep -i proxy" turned
> > up names "no_proxy_for" and "no-proxy-for"; I'd try setting one or
> > the other of those envar names to a list of hostnames and see if
> > that does the deed.
> > 
> > Or, you could hit escape, pick the "Setup" menu, choose "Network
> > options", and fill in the hostnames (domainnames) you don't want
> > to route through the proxy in the third text entry field, "Direct
> > access (w/o proxy) domains (comma separated)". That plus a "save
> > options" should also achieve the desired end.
> It should, but it doesn't. I'd already tried that. :P
> I can that to work with 'localhost', sometimes. eg. setting it to
> 'it.net.au,uwa.edu.au,localhost,whizz' makes localhost accesses direct, but
> setting it to 'it.net.au,uwa.edu.au,whizz,localhost' doesn't. In neither
> case is whizz (a machine on my LAN) accessed directly (or indeed, at all, as
> all but one of my PC's aren't visible from outside my LAN).

I didn't write that code, it's on Sergei to fix it....


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