Detecting http proxy settings on Mac OS X
dcragg at lacscentre.co.uk
Tue Oct 21 04:40:15 EDT 2003
Does anyone know a way to detect the current "in-use" http proxy
settings on Mac OS X from within Rev?
This is what I know so far.
All the network settings (set in the System Preferences Network pane)
are stored in the file /var/db/SystemConfiguration/preferences.xml.
However, although this file will tell you which is the currently
selected "set" (i.e when a user has more than one location
configured), it doesn't tell you which interface is currently in use.
So if you have an http proxy set for the built-in ethernet interface
but not for the modem, you can't be sure whether the proxy should be
used or not.
There is a command line tool called scutil which gives the
information I need. But this is an interactive utility, and I don't
know how (or even if it's possible) to make use of this from within
(For anyone familiar with scutil, the "key" I'm interested in is
Any help appreciated.
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