Using ProxySelector to allow users to configure the proxy
Jean-Christophe.Collet at Sun.COM
Mon May 4 06:09:56 PDT 2009
Paulo Levi wrote:
> But it's completely unintuitive! I can't know if i need to bother the
> user about proxy configuration before trying with no proxy, but trying
> to use that disallows the use of any other.
> Trying to wrap Proxy.NO_PROXY to circumvent that, even if technically
> possible, just makes the code fail in the next line.
> if (p.type() != Proxy.Type.SOCKS)
> throw new SocketException("Unknown proxy type : " + p.type());
> I'm doing this because it's the natural way to create the behavior i
> want, only bugging the user for the proxy if needed.
> If you have another idea that doesn't involve bogus requests to
> google.com <http://google.com> or other "know assumed forever" sites
> i'd like to hear it.
The most likely way to tell that you're behind a firewall is to catch
NoRouteToHostException which is thrown when trying to connect to an
address that can't be reached. As it is hinted in its javadoc:
However, firewalls vary in nature, so there is no unique way to detect
them. For instance in some cases you won't even be able to resolve the
URL hostname because the internal DNS won't resolve external addresses.
There is a reason web browsers don't auto-detect you're behind a
Your best bet, I think, is to attempt a direct connection while catching
both NoRouteToHostException and UnknownHostException. If either of these
happen, assuming you're certain of your host name, chances are you are
behind a firewall.
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