[Yum] stupid feature request?

Chris Ricker kaboom at gatech.edu
Thu Jan 8 19:37:52 UTC 2004


On Thu, 8 Jan 2004, seth vidal wrote:

> > AFAICT, yum has no way to deal with this arrangement where a web proxy is
> > needed for some sites, but not for others. Would it be useful for anyone
> > else to allow the http_proxy configuration in yum.conf on a site-by-site 
> > basis?
> 
> Shouldn't your proxy deal with that? ie: the proxy should know that
> certain sites are local and others aren't and pass you through to the
> local ones normally.

Unfortunately, no (not something I can change either).

> I can't think of any program that copes with some proxy and some
> non-proxy connections.

Lots do. Mozilla, Netscape, IE, and most other web browsers let you say "use
a proxy, but access this white list directly", for example

later,
chris



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