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Is there a way to add SOCKS 5 authentication to the Network Proxy Preferences dialog ?

Currently it supports only HTTP authentication.

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You may use tsocks

This programm socksifies each programm. This is indeed only a workaround.

But in the tsocks config you can supply an user + password

It's shame but i think you have to create for each programm a startscript which starts it using tsocks

http://linux.die.net/man/5/tsocks.conf

http://www.ubuntux.org/evolution-using-a-socks-proxy

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Thanks, that seems to be the only workaround for now. I'll mark this as the correct answer if I don't get a better solution –  Marwan Aouida Dec 18 '10 at 16:54

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