#10 Added PROXY capability to hotwayd


Since I wasn't able to use hotwayd behind our proxy
firewall I took on the task of adding proxy
capabilities in SOME way...

The easiest - even if it is not the prettiest - way was
to feed the proxy information in with the user name. At
least that way it is easy to change (at home I don't
have a proxy since I am working on a dial-up connection).

I created a patch (against hotwayd-0.5.3) that makes it
possible to specify a proxy-server to be used by
pre-pending it to the user name in your e-mail-client
configuration in the following way:

Instead of your username (i.e. xxx@hotmail.com) you

[ h t t p : / / < proxyname > : < port > ] xxx@hotmail.com

without any whitespaces! xxx@hotmail.com is just an
example it works with @msn.com user names as well!

Unfortunately after it was all done, I discovered, that
our proxy server won't permit the PROPFIND method of
the http protocol which is being used by hotwayd. Thus
I STILL can't use hotwayd from the office. But maybe
somebody else has more luck! Just be aware of the
problem in case this patch isn't working for you either!

Have fun, Frank Schaeckermann

P.S. The two files changed are command.c for the
additional proxy handling and hotwayd.h for an
additional constant (N_PROXYSERVER with the max. length
of the proxy server name).


  • David Smith

    David Smith - 2003-09-20

    Logged In: YES

    This will be added to the next version with a command line
    implementation rather than via the user name.

  • David Smith

    David Smith - 2003-09-20
    • assigned_to: nobody --> courierdave
    • status: open --> closed-accepted

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