Re: [dev] [surf] Surf not using http_proxy settings

From: Leonardo Taccari <>
Date: Mon, 08 Jul 2019 19:02:08 +0200

Hello Florian,

Florian Fortner writes:
> [...]
> Surf-2.0 won't use the systemwide http_proxy and https_proxy environment
> variables which I want to use to run surf through tor. I tried with a packaged version (void linux xbps repository), and a
> build from up-to-date source.
> A "Peer failed to perform TLS handshake"
> error is shown.
> W3m for example works fine as it is, yet other webkit browsers show the
> same behaviour (Midori, etc.), unless setting
> the proxy in the browser settings. So it seems webkit2 does not respect the
> http_proxy setting?
> What could be the problem here? Is there a way to set the proxy setting for webkit from within surf?
> Any help is greatly appreciated!
> [...]

I often use it with mitmproxy and just setting the http_proxy
(e.g. `http_proxy=http://localhost:8080') environment variable
works at least with current surf Git HEAD.

What are the values of http_proxy and https_proxy environment?
Received on Mon Jul 08 2019 - 19:02:08 CEST

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