Missing passthru_nonProxyHosts for IBM Connections widget proxy

When writing widgets for IBM Connections (version 1, 2, 3 and 4) and you have an iWidget (judgement still out on the OpenSocial gadget support) that needs to talk to other network resources than the IBM Connections server you need to change the proxy-config.tpl to work around the same origin policy restrictions imposed on JavaScript running in a browser. The change is easy enough and well documented but what do you do if you need to use a HTTP proxy for requests leaving your network? Well you use the passthrough proxy setting for the proxy (see ) to make sure that traffic passes through your HTTP proxy. The problem however is if you need to use a HTTP proxy to access resources external to your network but not to access internal resources since the setting is global and applies to all rules. So be warned and plan your network accordingly.

For the record there is a setting in Mashup Center to work around this (passthru_nonProxyHosts) but that setting hasn’t been implemented for IBM Connections unfortunately.

TwitNotes – proxy support in v. 1.0.5

So TwitNotes has been out for a while now and I have been discussing various aspects of the application with users. One of the issues that come up time and time again is proxy support. The proxies supported by TwitNotes v. 1.0.5 are the proxies supported by the Notes version you’re using.

One of the issues I discovered is that the proxy configuration in location documents doesn’t seem to work all the time. Sometimes the proxy configuration is only picked up from the “Network Connections” page under Preferences. Another observation is that only the “Manual proxy configuration” option seems to work.

Your miles may vary and please let me know if you have proxy issues.