maemo.org Bugzilla – Bug 6739
Cannot set Socks5 proxy in the Internet Connection Settings dialog
Last modified: 2010-06-21 10:46:33 UTC
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EXACT STEPS LEADING TO PROBLEM:
1. Open the preferences of a WiFi network
2. Click through the settings until you reach the page with the "Advanced"
3. Click the "Advanced" button
Setting a Socks5 proxy is possible
Only HTTP, HTTPS, FTP and RTSP Proxies are supported
The workaround at the moment is to use Firefox (Fennec) and tweak the prefs.js
file of it to use a Socks5 proxy. Ideally, the built-in browser (and all other
Internet-based apps) should support using a Socks5 proxy, too (e.g. when only
SSH is allowed, and then using the ssh "-D" option to create a local Socks
Still an issue in 2.2009.51-1. Tested by having a look at the "Advanced"
settings for one of the WiFi networks saved in the device.
This is a WONTFIX for Maemo5. Now trying to find out about Maemo6...
Is there a simple explanation why it won't be fixed for Maemo 5? This is the
only protocol in the API that the connection manager doesn't support. Doesn't
it work? Because if it does, it seems like an oversight to exclude such a
This is planned for Harmattan - setting Target Milestone.
"Meanwhile you can already now configure the socks proxy into icd2 settings
gconf /system/osso/connectivity/IAP/<ICD_CONNECTION_ID>/ with the following
string proxy_socks the socks proxy host name
integer proxy_socks_port the socks proxy port number
These will be written into GNOME gconf settings as /system/proxy/socks_host
(string) and /system/proxy/socks_port (integer)."
Fixed and internally verified for Harmattan (the version after Maemo5).
WONTFIX for Maemo5.