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libproxy tries to fix what sucks about proxies--and other news from first day of Southern California Linux Expo

libproxy tries to fix what sucks about proxies--and other news from first day of Southern California Linux Expo
By Andy Oram
February 21, 2009

Application support for proxies is inconsistent. Nathaniel McCallum and his colleagues have done a pretty exhaustive study of application support for proxies. This is a classic problem crying out for standardization, and libproxy tries to fill that gap. Existing applications would have to be rewritten, but for an interface that provides only three calls, how much trouble can that be?


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