Support for HTTP network proxy

Not sure if this is possible - but I wish Edmund would support the HTTP network proxy settings that I have entered into my Mac and Windows machines.

Basically, while at University all Internet traffic must travel through through their proxy server. Therefore I have given my browser the correct host, port, username and password that it needs to do that - and this allows me to visit regular websites through the proxy.

The problem is, Edmund does not support this for some reason. Although it's being run in the browser, it doesn't seem to be going through the proxy and therefore it continues loading indefinitely - no error message to explain what is wrong, and obviously no page list is loaded either.

TL;DR: I wish that Edmund was modified to take into account any network settings entered into the browser or operating system. This is most likely a setting or option in the XML-RPC library that you are using.


Discussion - 6 comments

Anonymousbcammo 21 Jul 2011 00:10

To be honest I wouldn't have a clue where to begin looking. The only thing I can think of is the https. Can you access other sites with SSL through the proxy?


Anonymousleiger 21 Jul 2011 00:27

Yep, https works fine through the proxy usually.


Anonymousleiger 21 Jul 2011 00:33

Most likely the code that needs to be modified is Piotr's JQuery library, because it doesn't seem to support anything like this at the moment.

I finally figured out how to configure the library that I'm using for STE, so I can now finally use that on campus. But unfortunately anything JavaScript related (like Edmund) still doesn't work - and Edmund offers some features that STE doesn't yet so I'd like to use it :)


Anonymoustsangk 21 Aug 2011 14:01

From what I understand, all XHR requests made in a browser should go through the assigned proxy. I haven't had problems with Edmund at school which also uses a proxy.


Anonymoustsangk 21 Aug 2011 14:04

Actually, do you have access to Chrome on-campus? You could run Developer Tools to see if you're getting any HTTP errors… Have a look at the Network tab and filter "XHR".


Anonymousleiger 22 Aug 2011 12:25

I have access to any browser - I use my own laptop there 99% of the time. Will check it out.


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