Re: Network Monitor and http-proxy for OpenVPN

On Tue, 2011-02-15 at 19:53 +0100, Matej Kovacic wrote:
> Hi,
> I am using 3G mobile connection, and have limited traffic. Traffic over
> some treshold (for instance 1 Gb a month) is very very expensive.
> Which means there would be great to have some network traffic monitor
> for a specific connection. Something like:
> Idea is to have per-connection traffic monitor, which could be enabled
> or disabled. When enabled, it would measure amount of traffic for a
> specific time interval. When limit will be approaching, it would start
> notifying user about the limit. When limit is reached, it would
> disconnect connection.
> And there is another thing. I am using OpenVPN connection in a proyxed
> network. To came out of a network, I have to use http-proxy setting in
> OpenVPN client.
> Unfortunately NetworkManager does not support http-proxy yet:

Incorrect, NM-openvpn has supported http-proxy *and* SOCKS proxy
features since August 19 2010.  These features are in
NetworkManager-openvpn 0.8.2 and later.  So the version of NM-openvpn
you're using in Ubuntu may not yet support it, but Ubuntu does not
always use the latest versions.


commit fe98554f02a198437d4cad87d0bf31bcf8d3b44b
Author: Dan Williams <dcbw redhat com>
Date:   Thu Aug 19 00:13:30 2010 -0500

    core/ui: add SOCKS proxy support (bgo #440031)

commit 2eee51aedace28af0f39349baee130f4121428e7
Author: Dan Williams <dcbw redhat com>
Date:   Wed Aug 18 22:16:45 2010 -0500

    core/ui: add HTTP Proxy support (bgo #440031)
    Based off patches by:
    Tomas Kovacik <nail nodomain sk>
    Florian Klink <flokli flokli de>

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