SOCKS4A/SOCKS5 proxy support?

Werner Koch wk at
Tue Sep 25 10:09:23 CEST 2012

On Tue, 25 Sep 2012 01:45, jacob at said:

> If curl isn't used on Windows (?) and the win32 builds aren't supporting
> proxies, I guess the problem is the same. Does anyone have am idea about
> proxy support on Windows? Is there anything at all?

Yes, we have proxy support.  However we are using our own HTTP code.
Need to look at it.  Can you please open a bug for it?

> The rest of the GNU/Linux and BSD operating systems will probably leak
> DNS depending on build options. The vanilla configure will leak DNS
> requests by default. In theory this is a good thing but in practice Tor
> users and other proxy users will want to use 'no-try-dns-srv' I think.

Given that a safe configuration is a bit complex, shouldn't we add a
option to enable all these configuration settings?  However it will take
some time until all deployed gpg versions have been updated - thus it
might make more sense to add this only to 2.1.



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