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xfindproxy - locate proxy services
xfindproxy -manager managerAddr -name serviceName -server serverAddr
[-auth] [-host hostAddr] [-options opts]
xfindproxy is a program used to locate available proxy services. It
utilizes the Proxy Management Protocol to communicate with a proxy man-
ager. The proxy manager keeps track of all available proxy services,
starts new proxies when necessary, and makes sure that proxies are
shared whenever possible.
The -manager argument is required, and it specifies the network address
of the proxy manager. The format of the address is a standard ICE net-
work id (for example, "tcp/blah.x.org:6500").
The -name argument is required, and it specifies the name of the
desired proxy service (for example, "LBX"). The name is case insensi-
The -server argument is also required, and it specifies the address of
the target server. The format of the address is specific to the proxy
service specified with the -name argument. For example, for a proxy
service of "LBX", the address would be an X display address (e.g,
The -auth argument is optional. If specified, xfindproxy will read 2
lines from standard input. The first line is an authorization/authen-
tication name. The second line is the authorization/authentication
data in hex format (the same format used by xauth). xfindproxy will
pass this auth data to the proxy, and in most cases, will be used by
the proxy to authorize/authenticate itself to the target server.
The -host argument is optional. If xfindproxy starts a new proxy ser-
vice, it will pass the host specified. The proxy may choose to
restrict all connections to this host. In the event that xfindproxy
locates an already existing proxy, the host will be passed, but the
semantics of how the proxy uses this host are undefined.
The -options argument is optional. If xfindproxy starts a new proxy
service, it will pass any options specified. The semantics of the
options are specific to each proxy server and are not defined here. In
the event that xfindproxy locates an already existing proxy, the
options will be passed, but the semantics of how the proxy uses these
options are undefined.
If xfindproxy is successful in obtaining a proxy address, it will print
it to stdout. The format of the proxy address is specific to the proxy
service being used. For example, for a proxy service of "LBX", the
proxy address would be the X display address of the proxy (e.g,
If xfindproxy is unsuccessful in obtaining a proxy address, it will
print an error to stderr.
proxymngr (1), Proxy Management Protocol spec V1.0
Ralph Mor, X Consortium
4.5.0 XFree86 XFINDPROXY(1)