I have tried the following from the command line in solaris:
DATE TIME user@host> bash bash-3.2$ export http_proxy=http://localhost:8080/ bash-3.2$ echo $http_proxy http://localhost:8080/ bash-3.2$ firefox
Since I do not have a proxy running on localhost firefox should not be able to reach any website, however it acts as if no proxy is set. I looked in preferences and use system proxy settings is checked, but there is no localhost:8080 filled in. What am I doing wrong?