[fetchmail-users] fetchmail and socks5
Jochen+fetchmail-users at Hayek.name
Thu Mar 8 18:46:53 CET 2007
A while ago I started experiments with socks5 (-> dante)
and created a /etc/socks.conf on my local host and I set up a socks5 proxy server on a neighbour box.
I did not instruct my local fetchmail to make use of my socks5 proxy
and I also wasn't aware, that my local fetchmail actually does us it,
but in a situation, when that proxy server on the neighbour box temporarily did not run,
I finally noticed (using "strace"), that fetchmail contacted my socks5 proxy.
I did some rtfm-ing,
but I did not find a way to instruct fetchmail to *not* attempt contacting my socks5 proxy.
I had to get rid of my local /etc/socks.conf , so that fetchmail talked straight to the IMAP instead of through the socks5 proxy.
I would actually prefer a command line option and an entry in the RC file.
Is there already a feature of fetchmail, that this could be made similar to?
Does the community have any comments on this?
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