Never mind: Re: lynx on 4.8-stable

Bob Hall rjhalljr at
Sat May 31 15:11:54 PDT 2003

On Sat, May 31, 2003 at 04:58:06PM -0400, Bob Hall wrote:
> On Sat, May 31, 2003 at 07:57:53AM +0100, David Malone wrote:
> > It sounds like something is setting either the http_proxy or
> > HTTP_PROXY environment variables when you log in as a normal user.
> > Could you have changed /etc/login.conf or some one of the
> > .cshrc/.login/.profile files?
> You are correct about the env variables, but it is not the files 
> you named. I had already checked them, and I checked them again 
> after reading your post. Searches for "proxy" and "3128" turn up 
> nothing.

It took me two weeks, but I finally realized that I could grep the 
/usr hierarchy. The answer popped up at about the twentieth match.
I had put some stuff in a .bash_ file where it didn't belong, and 
then forgetten about it when I set up squid for tranparent proxying. 
When I copied my .bash_ files to the new system with no squid, the 
garbage came with it. Instant headache.

Bob Hall

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