Opened 13 years ago

Last modified 16 months ago

#24579 new enhancement

Add SOCKS proxy support

Reported by: raimue (Rainer Müller) Owned by: macports-tickets@…
Priority: Normal Milestone: MacPorts Future
Component: base Version:
Keywords: socks proxy Cc: arto.bendiken@…,…, cooljeanius (Eric Gallager)


MacPorts currently supports HTTP, HTTPS and FTP proxies from the environment, Mac OS X system configuration or macports.conf. But it does not honor any SOCKS proxy even when reading the system configuration, where this might be the only proxy specified.

curl has support for SOCKS proxies but does not read them from any environment variable so some special handling for this proxy type would be necessary. More information can be found in the libcurl tutorial.

tsocks can be used to force the use of a SOCKS proxy, but it creates a chicken-and-egg problem for new users. SOCKS support would also allow to tunnel over SSH connections using the ssh -D option.

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