[Whonix-devel] Acquire::socks::proxy does not exist?

Patrick Schleizer adrelanos at riseup.net
Sun Feb 8 00:36:04 CET 2015

Hi Hans-Christoph!

In reference to:

I think "Acquire::socks::proxy" does not exist, even though often
referenced on search engines.

Checked apt-get's source code apt-1.1~exp8.


grep -r -i Acquire::http *


grep -r -i socks

Hard to prove a negative, but I don't think they could have implemented
socks support without using the string "socks" (and I am quite certain
they didn't obfuscate it ;). This also matches what they told me on IRC,
even though that's a while ago.

Happy to be proven wrong! Am I wrong? Is there socks proxy support in

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