I got this email from Miles who is at Morgan Stanley. He's not
particularly fond of the new automatic proxy detection that apparently
was introduced in Eclipse 3.5.
Can anybody on this list answer his question in the last paragraph? Not
sure this is the right forum but at the end, it's all about
I run a fresh install of 3.5.0 classic on windows it queries my
environment for proxy information and turns this on by default.
(In Window > Preferences > Network Connections I see an 'Active
Providers' drop down. 'Native' is selected.) This means that the IDE is
capable of installing and updating software from outside the firm
firewall by default. Firm security policies prohibit
employees from doing this. We therefore need to keep our users trapped
behind the firewall.
if we configure our installs so that proxying is not enabled by default
this new feature makes it very easy for our users to switch proxying
on. In the past they would have to know the address of a proxy server,
which was not common knowledge. Now they just have to select the Native
provider in the Network Connections preferences.
you know if there is a way in which this new feature can be uninstalled
or switched off? It is going to make it much more likely that people
may intentionally or inadvertently go against firm policy - which is