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Re: Emacs and proxy on w32

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: Emacs and proxy on w32
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2005 00:39:15 +0200
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Jason Rumney wrote:

Winsock knows nothing about proxy servers or high level protocols like
HTTP. It is the Windows perversion of the BSD socket API.

It seems to be very difficult to handle URL proxy if not winsock does
not automatically find and use the proxy server.

Why should it be difficult? You configure it, just like in any other
program that uses proxies. Unfortunately Emacs does not have an
ECMAscript implementation, so pointing it at an auto configuration
script is not going to be an option like it is with modern
I hoped that winsock knew how to handle the ECMAscripts, but you mean that is not the case? So any application that wants to go through a proxy server must be able to retrieve and execute ECMAscripts itself?

Well, I feared this, but I am still a bit surprised. Has anyone done a general solution for this (when there is no web-browser involved)? What does the commercial solutions do?

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