Crazy Idea

Netbeans ISA http proxy server client module
May 4, 2007, 11:44 pm
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HI LazyWeb

I downloaded the latest netbeans 6.0 M9 today. Took a lot of time — must be a popular download what with javascript and ruby support built into the IDE.

I noticed that netbeans has a decent MS ISA http proxy server client — I’ve tested various other tools and they cannot work well with MS ISA server.

It would be nice to extract the ISA Server client from netbeans and make it a library that other java developers can use .

jEdit can surely use it. I’ve had trouble getting across ISA server from jEdit. Thanks to fiddler proxy server, I was able to download some plugins on jedit but that was a very slow process.

Hopefully, when I get some time, I will try to get into the netbeans dev list and ask someone to point me to the right location so that I can create a library — assuming that it is OSS.

Eclipse also has a decent proxy client (mostly because I think they use IE to go around the ISA proxy server)

The ruby world has a plugin(gem) that is supposed to do it : rubysspi but I was NOT able to get it working so far.  I can’t get wget/curl to work with the ISA Server. It would be nice if I could have a highly performing local proxy server which can talk to ISA proxy server. That way, all my tools don’t need to point to ISA server but just the local proxy server(which can be seeded with the credentials).

Any hints ?