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From Steve Loughran <>
Subject Re: <setproxy/> doesn't use my authentication...
Date Mon, 14 Nov 2005 14:48:02 GMT
Clifton Craig wrote:
> Ok, when I get a minute I'll trace the bug and see about filing a bug report 
> and/or patch. In the interim, I didn't know about the proxy stuff in the new 
> JRE. I run Linux with the KDE desktop, will it pick up my Konqueror proxy 
> settings as well or do I have to install/configure gnome to get it to work? 

I'm going to be honest. I havent seen any evidence it works yet. But 
then I use firefox on both systems.

All proxy stuff is a dog to test. This is where we need vmware images 
and automated deployment of web proxies as part of the test harness, 
with ant running in a vm with no network access other than via the proxy.

> Right now I'm using a weird patch solution which involves a <scriptdef/> task 
> with a beanshell snippet similar to what I found in the Ant source base. I 
> basically create an Authenticator and set it as the default. I call and use 
> this as a -set-authenticator task/target. I then combine this with the 
> setproxy task to set the server and port. The funniest thing is that it seems 
> to work without the setproxy task. In other words it's almost  as if the JVM 
> already knows what proxy to use and only has trouble with the authentication 
> step. That's the only code I have in my script task. I don't really 
> understand it. I'm not sure where it gets the proxy info from. I'm not 
> supplying it on the cmd line and I'm running JRE 1.4.2. I'll have to play 
> with it some more. Thanx for the tip.

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