The following sections describe the preferences available on the
General > Network Connections
||Specifies the settings profile to be used when opening connections.
Choosing the Direct provider causes all the connections to be opened without the use
of a proxy server. Selecting Manual causes settings defined in Eclipse to be used. On some
platforms there is also a Native provider available, selecting this one causes
settings that were discovered in the OS to be used.
Native (if present)
||The table displays entries that are available for all
providers. Checkboxes in the first column of the table indicate entries to be used for the
currently selected provider.
||Use this table to specify, either by name or pattern,
which hosts should not use any proxy. A direct connection will always be used for matching hosts.
Checkboxes in the first column of the table indicate entries to be used for the currently selected provider.
When using Manual proxy provider there are three predefined schemas to set
settings for: HTTP, HTTPS and SOCKS
. Configuration for each schema is displayed
in the Proxy entries table. To edit settings for a particular schema double-click
the entry or select the entry and click Edit... button. If Port
field is left blank default port number will be used. Following table lists default port numbers for
each of the predefined schemas.
The Network Connections preference page
1. The SOCKS proxy support in Java 1.4 had certain limitations. Due to these limitations,
the setting of the SOCKS system properties is not performed when a 1.4 VM is used. The SOCKS proxy
may still be used by some tooling when running on a 1.4 VM (e.g. CVS). However, users should use a 1.5 (or 5.0)
VM if they require full SOCKS proxy support.