Change Proxy in Pidgin
mark at kingant.net
Wed Jun 27 19:06:13 EDT 2007
On Thu, 28 Jun 2007 00:13:40 +0200, Charlie Blank wrote
> I am using my computer at work and at home; my company requires to have
> a HTTP-Proxy configured in the system.
> Is there any way to integrate a plugin/menu in Pidgin that enables
> me to change the proxy by one single mouseclick:
> e.g. changing the proxy-settings to company proxy/no proxy for all of
> the Pidgin connections and initiate a reconnect?
> Or e.g. killing current pidgin - changing the value for the proxy in
> the config-file and starting pidgin again?
> What would be the best approach? Do I need to write a plugin (I do have
> scripting expertise - but no professional C/C++ expertise) ?
> Any contributors willing to work together with me on a solution?
> Thanks for your comments.
I don't believe such a plugin exists. I wonder how Gnome handles this? It
would be cool if Pidgin just autodetected whether you needed a proxy or not.
It seems like something similar to NetworkManager would be nice here... I
find myself wishing Linux had a more universal "am I connected to a network?"
API. Is there a way to do this in Windows?
You could do it as a plugin, but it would probably be pretty hard if you're
not familiar with C.
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