Bug 123564 - SOCKS proxy should only be enabled on user's explicit request
SOCKS proxy should only be enabled on user's explicit request
Status: NEW
Product: platform
Classification: Unclassified
Component: -- Other --
6.x
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: P2 (vote)
: TBD
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Reported: 2007-12-06 12:21 UTC by Andrei Badea
Modified: 2009-01-06 14:36 UTC (History)
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Description Andrei Badea 2007-12-06 12:21:25 UTC
Several users reported being unable to connect to a remote database with 6.0. Investigation revealed that the problem is
the proxy settings assuming the HTTP proxy is also a SOCKS proxy and routing all socket connections through it. Users
probably enter a HTTP proxy and, without paying attention to the Tools > Options > More dialog the select "Use the same
proxy settings for all protocols". Admittedly this is an user error. But how many users really need to use a SOCKS server?

I suggest the HTTP proxy is used as a SOCKS proxy only on user's explicit request -- a request different from the
current "Use the same proxy settings for all protocols" checkbox.
Comment 1 David Vancouvering 2007-12-06 18:05:57 UTC
Thanks for cc'ing me Andrei.

FYI, I am answering the question "why can't I connect to my database, it used to work in NB 5.5" about once a week, and
90% of the time the answer is to fix the SOCKS proxy.

This is a small change, but would save a lot of time and frustration for many users, as well as Yours Truly.
Comment 2 David Vancouvering 2007-12-06 18:06:06 UTC
Thanks for cc'ing me Andrei.

FYI, I am answering the question "why can't I connect to my database, it used to work in NB 5.5" about once a week, and
90% of the time the answer is to fix the SOCKS proxy.

This is a small change, but would save a lot of time and frustration for many users, as well as Yours Truly.

I'll have folks vote for this when they get this bug...


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