xfce4-mailwatch not connecting under transparent proxy

Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at cornell.edu
Fri Apr 25 00:54:39 CEST 2008

Liviu Andronic wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 24, 2008 at 11:27 AM, Brian J. Tarricone <bjt23 at cornell.edu> wrote:
>>  If you truly have an intercepting proxy, the proxy settings are
>>  irrelevant and not used: the Wikipedia section you point to
>>  specifically states that no client configuration is required.
> I got it wrong, again. My best guess is that the proper term is
> "Content Filtering Web Proxy" [1]. I need to specify a proxy server
> and a port to all the applications that connect to the Internet, and
> the proxy server whitelists certain protocols and blacklists certain
> sites.

Ok, then in that case, Mailwatch doesn't support your setup.

>>  You might double-check the settings in mailwatch for that server.
> I suspect there's no problem here: I connect to a "Remote Gmail
> MailBox", on three different accounts, one added today in order to
> double check. All three worked flawlessly before.

No idea; perhaps it's bypassing the proxy somehow?  GMail's checker just 
uses normal https on port 443.

> Trying via "Remote
> IMAP" and following Gmail's Help, I get the error message: "[Mailbox]
> gnutls_record_send() [-53]: Error in push function." All this with
> mailwatch 1.0.1 and 1.0.0. I suppose I have no luck.
> Is there a pre-1* version that I could try downgrading to?

Not one that was ever released, no.  I'll say again: Mailwatch has not 
ever had, and does not now have, proxy support.  The 'error in push 
function' means that it connected successfully to the server (and may 
have successfully done a TLS handshake, but I'm not sure), but send() is 
failing for some reason.


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