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From Oleg Kalnichevski <ol...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Best way to deal with proxy servers from simple applet?
Date Sun, 22 Feb 2009 16:09:30 GMT
Scott Mueller wrote:
> Hi guys, I have a simple applet which is given a set of local files to
> upload to my server using HttpClient and MultipartEntity.  Basically when
> someone uploads a GEDCOM file (genealogy data), the images are specified as
> local files.  So I then present a signed applet to them to grab those files
> off their local filesystem.  This is the least intrusive and simplest way I
> could think of to get these images from users.
> So what do I do about proxy servers?  Is there a way I can read from the
> browser if and how their proxy configuration is setup and then transfer that
> information to HttpClient in the applet?  Is it possible HttpClient does
> this automatically? 

Yes, it can. Configure HttpClient to use ProxySelectorRoutePlanner 
instead of the DefaultHttpRoutePlanner.

DefaultHttpClient httpclient = new DefaultHttpClient();

ProxySelectorRoutePlanner routePlanner = new ProxySelectorRoutePlanner(



  Are there standard system properties I can read to deal
> with this?  Are there any other situations I should be aware of, like proxy
> servers, that might prevent images from being uploaded?

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