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Bug 664901 - gnome-control-center lacks proxy profile settings
gnome-control-center lacks proxy profile settings
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 640475
Product: gnome-control-center
Classification: Core
Component: Network
Other Linux
: Normal normal
: ---
Assigned To: Control-Center Maintainers
Control-Center Maintainers
: 664199 668448 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-11-27 04:34 UTC by Benjamin Kerensa
Modified: 2013-02-01 21:44 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

screenshot of network config app (49.79 KB, image/png)
2011-12-03 12:47 UTC, Christopher
screenshot of desktop background config app (190.64 KB, image/png)
2011-12-03 12:48 UTC, Christopher

Description Benjamin Kerensa 2011-11-27 04:34:03 UTC
In Gnome3 we noticed that proxy profiles are no longer included in network proxy settings. Supposedly this is a bug as such we are passing this upstream for handling.

Related Ubuntu Bug:
Comment 1 Christopher 2011-12-03 12:47:39 UTC
Created attachment 202701 [details]
screenshot of network config app
Comment 2 Christopher 2011-12-03 12:48:20 UTC
Created attachment 202702 [details]
screenshot of desktop background config app
Comment 3 Christopher 2011-12-03 12:49:22 UTC
I am also affected by this and feel this is a serious regression.
I often have to change the system proxy two or three times a day and I had around 30 different profiles configured (different network environments at customer sites).
With the current control center network app it is not even possible to use the same proxy for all protocols without re-entering the settings for every single protocol. I am really sorry I have to say that this is ridiculous.

The previous way of configuring the proxy settings by choosing a profile from a dropdown list was not perfect but met the requirements of a mobile user with the need to connect to a lot of different networks.

I have attached one screenshot of the current network config app showing a list with a mixture of different types of network settings (IP & connection settings for different adapters, VPN connections, Proxy Settings) and one screenshot showing the current desktop background config app. There you can see a dropdown to select different sources for the background picture.
My suggestion is to place such a dropdown above the list for the network config to select three categories:
  * Adapters
  * VPN connections
  * Proxy settings

That way it would be easy to configure lots of proxy profiles or VPN connections.

Please make this happen as the usability of gnome based desktops in production business environments would IMHO profit from changes like this one!
Comment 4 Baptiste Mille-Mathias 2012-02-20 09:55:59 UTC
*** Bug 664199 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 MEP 2012-03-12 16:07:49 UTC
Please insert a profile choose menu with multiple proxy profile, including authentication for each different proxy. This is a really important feature and a regression too.
Comment 6 Rodd Clarkson 2012-04-13 09:51:01 UTC
I'm seeing this on fedora too.  Massive regression from Gnome 2.x

Also, there's nowhere to add domains to ignore when using the proxy.
Comment 7 Rodd Clarkson 2012-04-19 00:05:57 UTC
Having moved back to another location after needing a proxy[1] I then had to turn off the proxy settings.

Surely proxy settings should be handled within Network Manager as they are only relevant to the connection being used.  This might need some tweaking for wired connections (a prompt on which proxy to use if proxies have been specified, although a little IP range comparison might make this work 'magically') but for wireless connections is should be far more obvious?

[1] and authentication, which shouldn't be requested by the web browsers - surely web based access is ubiquitous to the whole OS and needs to be authenticated as part of the proxy settings, but that's an aside.
Comment 8 MEP 2013-01-14 16:34:50 UTC
Opened in 2011-11-27 and this still result as NEW. Was it readen from someone?

Thx in advance.
Comment 9 Bastien Nocera 2013-01-31 08:39:55 UTC
*** Bug 668448 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 10 Dan Winship 2013-02-01 21:44:17 UTC
This is going to be implemented as per-connection proxies, which solves 99% of the use cases in a nicer and more automatic way than having to switch profiles by hand.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 640475 ***