Opened 16 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

#2870 closed defect (fixed)

No Update Behind Proxy

Reported by: Rob Owned by:
Component: host support Version: VirtualBox 3.0.8
Keywords: Proxy Cc:
Guest type: Linux Host type: Windows


The VB GUI attempts to both register and update while behind the corporate proxy. IE and Firefox are both configured with the proxy. Either grab the information from them or allow the user to add this information within the settings somewhere.

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Change History (19)

by PETREQUIN, 15 years ago

Registration Error MessageBox

by PETREQUIN, 15 years ago

Update Error MessageBox

comment:1 by PETREQUIN, 15 years ago

I have the same problem with v2.1.4. I try with 2 different proxy Microsoft Proxy Server and Freeproxy, and it's the same. Do you have find more information?

comment:2 by Helmut Auer, 15 years ago

Hello, This problem already exists in V3.0. Also the menu entry Hilfe->Webseite (German maybe help->webpage in english) does not work.

comment:3 by Mike Deisher, 15 years ago

The problem still exists in v3.0.8 r53138.

comment:4 by Sander van Leeuwen, 15 years ago

Version: VirtualBox 2.0.6VirtualBox 3.0.8

comment:5 by Matt Bishop, 15 years ago

I can confirm this bug in OSX 10.5.8, VB3.0.4.

in reply to:  description comment:6 by Rob, 15 years ago

Problem still exists in 3.0.10.

comment:7 by rojanu, 15 years ago

The problem still persists in 3.1.0.

Is anybody looking at this ticket at all?

comment:8 by pentagonik, 15 years ago

I'll take a look at the problem.

comment:9 by Sander van Leeuwen, 15 years ago

We'll look at it eventually, but there are many more important issues. Dismiss the dialog three times and it will not bother you again.

comment:10 by aram_mm, 15 years ago

Same problem here but with a strange twist to it. I actually managed to download the guest additions three days ago. Now neither guest additions nor updates can be downloaded because the connection times out.

in reply to:  description comment:11 by John DeStefano, 15 years ago

I'm seeing strange stuff here too, on OSX v3.1.2: using NAT to connect to my network (behind proxy) via wireless, a VH with Win Vista can get Win Updates, and IE can connect using "auto detect settings", but other applications (such as AVG Free 9 installer) fail to connect (even though AVG's install provides a dialog for proxy settings when a direct connect fails, the connection still fails after entering proxy info).

comment:12 by dma_k, 14 years ago

There is a demand of this options as well (v3.2.0). Especially when playing with test builds. Please, include also the option "Update only to stable builds". Proxy settings can be easily grabbed from IE (maybe there is a standard way to go via IE proxy in Windows?).

in reply to:  12 comment:13 by Bret Miller, 14 years ago

We just had to implement a proxy server for PCI-DSS and same here--no update checking because it can't see the proxy server. Windows 64-bit.

comment:14 by Giovanni Tirloni, 13 years ago

VirtualBox 4.0.8 here and corporate firewall policy mandates use of HTTP proxy. VB cannot update in this environment.

comment:15 by Technologov, 13 years ago

To all the whiners around here: Grab the newest 4.1.0_BETA and test Proxy.


comment:16 by John DeStefano, 13 years ago

I didn't realize that reporting bugs and describing issues on a bug tracker constituted as "whining", especially as this has been a long-standing issue through multiple releases. But anyway: thanks for the tip!

comment:17 by Frank Mehnert, 13 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Should be finally implemented in 4.1.0.

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