maemo.org Bugzilla – Bug 304
Automatic proxy configuration URL not obeyed by RSS feed reader
Last modified: 2010-04-26 16:20:08 UTC
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If using an automatic configuration url for the proxy settings, this is obeyed
by the web browser and internet radio, however the news-reader ignores it.
This is with version 1.2005.42-9 of the Internet Tablet software.
Simon, I'm unable to reproduce this problem due to the network environment I
(manual proxy configuration). Would it be possible for you to re-test with a
newer product image, say 2006-13?
This bug is still present in the latest software release (5.2006.13-7).
The symptoms are the same - the web browser and internet radio work when using
the automatic configuration address, but the news-reader doesn't.
I also note that the automatic configuration address cannot have a leading
http:// otherwise nothing will work. This is slightly confusing as the address
surely requires the protocol type? One solution would be to have it work with or
without the http:// (certainly more robust that the current behaviour).
Likewise the manual proxy addresses won't accept a protocol affix (like http://)
though I'm not sure whether this is accepted practice.
Thanks for verifying the bug with 2006-13. Bug has been reported to upstream
Still present in 4.2008.36-5, with or without "http://" in the proxy
Still happening in current Fremantle as per negative test (enter a fake proxy
address and see RSS loading feeds while browser correctly fails).
Funny thing is: I cannot reproduce this issue in 5.2008.43-7.
Entering a fake proxy address makes the RSS feed reader unable to refresh
So it seems it's FIXED in latest Diablo, but valid in current Fremantle.
(In reply to comment #8)
> Funny thing is: I cannot reproduce this issue in 5.2008.43-7.
Yes, this bug was about "automatic configuration"-type proxy settings. If the
Fremantle version doesn't honour HTTP-type proxy settings that sounds like a
Closing as FIXED as per internal comment:
"I tested this issue on version 2010.04-11 after changing the proxy settings as
mentioned in the bug scenario.
When the user tries to add feed in rss it is showing the banner as "unable to
add the feed. Address Invalid".
If the user tries to refresh the feeds which was already added rss will not
refresh it is displaying the old refreshed contents."
That doesn't sound like FIXED to me, more like a confirmation of the bug.
I don't think so, as my internal ticket was:
STEPS TO REPRODUCE:
1. Go to Settings > Internet Connections > Connections > Edit > Next > Next >
Next > Advanced
2. Enable "Use proxy"
3. Enter HTTP proxy = example.foo
4. Port number = 80
(5. Enter HTTPS proxy = example.foo)
(6. Port number = 80)
7. Click "Save"
8. Start browser
9. Go to http://www.spiegel.de
10. Get correct Error message
11. Start RSS feed reader
12. Add feed "http://www.spiegel.de/schlagzeilen/index.rss"
13. Click Refresh icon
Global Proxy settings are used.
Hence RSS feed reader should not be able to access the feed as the HTTP proxy
address is a fake one
Global Proxy settings are ignored.
RSS feed loads.
Hence if it now does not work with fake proxy settings, it's fixed I'd say.
Setting explicit PR1.2 milestone (so it's clearer in which public release the
fix will be available to users).
Sorry for the bugmail noise (you can filter on this message).
(In reply to comment #12)
> 2. Enable "Use proxy"
> 3. Enter HTTP proxy = example.foo
> 4. Port number = 80
Right, I see the mix-up. The above is manual proxy configuration, which has
been working fine since forever. This bug is about automatic proxy
So it seems that there was a temporary regression in Fremantle (comment 7 /
int-128109) and that was FIXED, but the original issue is still outstanding
(well, I suppose it might have been fixed but since that would require a
RSS reader I'm not holding my breath).
I set up a dummy .pac file for testing, to reproduce replace steps 3-7 with:
3. Enable "Automatic configuration".
4. Enter "http://home.maneos.org/maemo/bug304.pac" in "Web address".
5. Tap "Save", "Finish", "Done", "Save".
Lucas, I'm getting lost. :-/
Feel more than welcome to file a fresh new bug report explaining the steps and
explaining what the bug is *not* about.
(In reply to comment #15)
> Lucas, I'm getting lost. :-/
Automatic proxy configuration is essentially just a URL that points to a
for each request. See the link in comment 14 for more details.
> Feel more than welcome to file a fresh new bug report explaining the steps and
> explaining what the bug is *not* about.
I think the original report is fine, and realistically this has no chance of
getting fixed in Fremantle so another report at this point would be just noise.
Let's see what Harmattan brings when the relevant API docs are published.
Ideally it should provide something like libproxy
(<http://code.google.com/p/libproxy/>) for consistent proxy support throughout