javaws CLI with Icedtea-web

Jiri Vanek jvanek at
Tue Jul 1 11:32:32 UTC 2014

On 06/30/2014 05:41 PM, Chris Lee wrote:
> Hi Jacob,
> On Jun 30, 2014, at 5:23 PM, Jacob Wisor wrote:
>> On 06/30/2014 04:39 PM, Chris Lee wrote:
>>> Hi Jiri
>>> Thanks so much
>>> To explain as well, what I am trying to do is use a specific proxy server and port for a specific website.
>>> I had thought that a link to the CLI might be the quickest if I can get it working, If there is an easier way to configure, then I am open to suggestions.
>> Try using Java's network configuration properties like http.proxyHost, http.proxyPort, https.proxyHost, https.proxyPort, ftp.proxyHost, ftp.proxyPort, gopher.proxyHost, gopher.proxyPort, socksProxyHost, socksProxyPort with the -J-D switch. For more information have a look into
>> <JRE_HOME>/lib/
> Assuming that they can/should be applied in the same manner as the properties from before, but I appear to be having the same issue where it is not being applied.
> ie:
> [chlee at pc-atlas-cr-35 .icedtea]$ javaws -verbose -J-Dhttp.proxyPort=3128
> Loading User level properties from: /atlas-home/1/chlee/.icedtea/
> Starting security dialog thread
> Using firefox's profiles file: /atlas-home/1/chlee/.mozilla/firefox/profiles.ini
> Found preferences file: /atlas-home/1/chlee/.mozilla/firefox/4mi0hwbe.default/prefs.js
> Read 77 entries from Firefox's preferences
> JNLP file location:
> call privileged method: getCodeBase
>          result: null
> Status: CONNECT STARTED +(CONNECT STARTED) @ /dipbrowser/launch.jnlp
> Status: CONNECT DOWNLOAD STARTED +(DOWNLOAD) @ /dipbrowser/launch.jnlp
> Status: CONNECTING DOWNLOAD STARTED +(CONNECTING) -(CONNECT) @ /dipbrowser/launch.jnlp
> All possible urls for location= state=CONNECTING DOWNLOAD STARTED : [,]
> Selecting proxy for:
> Browser proxy option "4" (Automatic) not supported yet.
> Browser selected proxies: [DIRECT]
> Selected proxies: [DIRECT]
> Selecting proxy for: socket://
> Browser proxy option "4" (Automatic) not supported yet.
> Browser selected proxies: [DIRECT]
> Selected proxies: [DIRECT]
>>>> 1.4.1 is outdated. If you need for some reason to stay with 1.4, please update to 1.4.2, however - please swap to 1.5. It was released few month ago, is stable, and a a lot of fixes was fixed here.
>>> This installation is for the ATLAS experiment at CERN. For security reason, we are usually compelled to use what is available in the SLC repos, which unfortunately for me right now is 1.4.1
>> If security is key to you, you shouldn't probably be using IcedTea-Web yet. Instead, resort to Oracle's Java Web Start implementation. This product is feature and specification complete, in contrast to IcedTea-Web. Java Web Start has most probably received far more security fixes and screening than IcedTea-Web. Personally, at the current stage of IcedTea-Web I would advise any enterprise or security aware user not to use IcedTea-Web.
> I believe we had a number of issues with the Oracles Javaws. somethings like the latest updates forced us to keep things current all the time, and while we are in production runs, things can be locked down for months at a time or we could lose data taking at our experiment.
> Right now this is me testing to see if I can get this to work
Chris, Just to completeness, may you try the -Xnofork together with your Experiments?

Anyway it sounds like bug. I will look into it.

Thank you for investigations.


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