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bug #54334: GUI Network Preferences don't appear to do anything

Submitted by:  Rik <rik5>
Submitted on:  Wed 18 Jul 2018 04:41:51 PM UTC  
Category:  GUI Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Incorrect Result
Status:  None Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Open
Release:  4.4.0 Operating System:  Any

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Wed 18 Jul 2018 04:41:51 PM UTC, original submission:

I have a local proxy which I can use at and port 5000. However, if I use the GUI's Edit/Preferences menu and then set the Network Preferences to use an HttpProxy of, port 5001 everything still works. I test by using News/Community News.

On the other hand, if I set an https proxy directly by using

then the Community News fails to load.

Incidentally, because Community News seems to be cached, you need to quit Octave between any changes to these network variables.

Is it possible that the GUI is setting an HTTP proxy when it needs to be setting an HTTPS proxy? Or are the Network Preferences simply not used at all?

Rik <rik5>
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