xfindproxy is a program used to locate available proxy services. It utilizes
the Proxy Management Protocol to communicate with a proxy manager. The proxy
manager keeps track of all available proxy services, starts new proxies when
necessary, and makes sure that proxies are shared whenever possible.
-manager argument is required, and it specifies the network address of the
proxy manager. The format of the address is a standard ICE network id (for
-name argument is required, and it specifies the name of the desired
proxy service (for example, "LBX"). The name is case insensitive.
-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, "blah.x.org:0").
-auth argument is optional. If specified, xfindproxy will read 2 lines
from standard input. The first line is an authorization/authentication 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.
-host argument is optional. If xfindproxy starts a new proxy service,
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.
-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.
-version argument prints the program version and exits.
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, "blah.x.org:63").
If xfindproxy is unsuccessful in obtaining a proxy address, it will print an
error to stderr.