How to programatically determine Netscape's proxy settings?

Posted on 2002-05-07
Last Modified: 2010-04-02
    Does anyone know how to programatically determine Netscape's proxy settings?
     I can snag Microsoft's settings out of the registry, but Netscape seems to hide theirs....

Thank you
Question by:kalyan2002

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Check the prefs.js file located in
\Program Files\Netscape\Users\username
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jhance earned 74 total points
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Unfortunately, it's not as simple as pagladasu indicates.  The file which contains the data is indeed the prefs.js file but the LOCATION of that file varies depending on:

1) Netscape version.
2) User.
3) Windows version.
4) Installation options.

Sorry, but this is far more complex that a 74 pt. question would warrant.  In fact, I think it's more complex than ANY amount of points can justify.  But in concept, this is simple:

1) Open the Netscape XP (cross platform) registry database and find the current user as defined by the Netscape User Manager.  (The SOURCE CODE to the XP registry is available in the Mozilla source tree.)

2) Using the current user, locate the prefs.js file for that user in the XP registry.

3) Open the prefs.js and parse out the proxy settings you want.

That's all there is to it....
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I suggest that pagladasu NOT be awarded any points.  His answer is misleading and is incorrect for anything but a specific case.

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