different proxys at different locations

Amedee Van Gasse amedee-ubuntu at amedee.be
Thu Oct 28 05:58:24 UTC 2010

Op 27-10-10 11:40, Alan Pope schreef:
> On 27 October 2010 08:50, Amedee Van Gasse<amedee-ubuntu at amedee.be>  wrote:
>> Currently I have to remember and change the proxy settings all the time.
>> Sometimes I even have to reboot because the proxy changes don't "take".
> Are you remembering to hit the 'apply system-wide' button? That's
> probably why they don't take.

Yes, I do that all the time. Sometimes it just doesn't take.

>> I would like a solution where I set only one proxy, something like
>>, and Ubuntu figures out what to do, wherever I am.
> Have you tried setting a different location in the proxy settings dialog?

Yes I have done that.

> There's probably some scripting magic you could do searching for clues
> on the network like the IP of the default gateway and get the MAC
> address, and from that derive the location. I've often wanted
> something like this, but not so much that the time spent making it
> outweighs the few seconds using the proxy dialog :)

Oh ok...

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